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The role of self-regulated learning in enhancing conceptual understanding of rate of chemical reactions

Olakanmi, Eunice; Blake, Canan and Scanlon, Eileen (2010). The role of self-regulated learning in enhancing conceptual understanding of rate of chemical reactions. In: Dettori , Giuliana and Persico , Donatella eds. Enhancing Fostering Self-Regulated Learning through ICT. IGI Global, pp. 248–267.

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DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-61692-901-5.ch015
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Abstract

The authors have investigated the effects of self-regulated learning (SRL) prompts on the academic performance of 30 year 9 students (12-13 year olds) learning science in a computer-based simulation environment by randomly assigning participants to either a SRL prompted or non-SRL prompted group. Mixed methods approaches were adopted for data collection and data analysis. Students in the SRL prompted group were given activity sheets which contained SRL prompts, whereas students in the non-SRL prompted group received no SRL-prompts in their activity sheets but some general prompts regarding how to follow the activity sheet. The incorporation of SRL prompted instructions into a computer-based simulation environment that teaches the rates of chemical reactions facilitated the shift in learners’ academic performance more than the non-SRL-prompted condition did. This shift was associated with the presence of the SRL behavioural prompts in the activity sheets. This study is a starting point in understanding the impact of the application of SRL-prompted instructions to the teaching of topics in a computer-based learning environment with a view to improving students’ academic attainment.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2010 IGI Global
ISBN: 1-61692-901-4, 978-1-61692-901-5
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 25103
Depositing User: Eileen Scanlon
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2010 12:12
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2013 13:52
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/25103
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