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Handbook of Design in Educational Technology by Niall Winters, Joshua Underwood, Barbara L Grabowski, Peter Goodyear, Sadhana Puntambekar, Rosemary Luckin

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42 Self-Regulated Learning Engines

Software Technologies for Researching and Promoting Self-Regulated Learning

Philip H. Winne

Learners are agents with “ability to control their actions and, through them, events in the external world” (Haggard & Tsakiris, 2009, p. 242). As agents, learners engage in goal-directed self-regulated learning (SRL), testing and adapting (regulating) tactics and strategies to improve their effectiveness. This has profound implications for designing research on learning and for engineering artifacts to promote learning (Winne, 2010, 2011; Winne & Hadwin, in press).

Agents Set Goals

Goals contrast to a learner’s current situation. Goals can refer to:

  • a process the learner intends to engage ("I'll memorize key terms"); ...

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