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Regulation of learning in vocational education: An exploratory study

Cordingley, A., Yok, C.L, Pemberton, M., Smith, J. and Volet, S. (1998) Regulation of learning in vocational education: An exploratory study. Issues in Educational Research, 8 (1). pp. 15-32.

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Abstract

This paper explores the conceptual usefulness of students' preference for regulation of learning in the classroom. The research is rooted in self-regulation of learning theory and builds upon Vermunt's (1989) work on the significance of external, internal and shared regulation on students' management of learning and achievement. An empirical study with a class of vocational education students revealed no significant relationship between students' preference for regulation of learning and their reported use of strategies for an essay and a test but the request for written self-generated strategies yielded a limited range of responses. Preference for regulation of learning was significantly related to students' interest and performance in the essay but not the test. A number of conceptual and methodological issues related to the study of regulation of learning are discussed.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
Publisher: Institutes for Educational Research
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/8175
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