Strategies for Supporting Self-Regulation During Self-Directed Learning in the Workplace
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[Excerpt] The goal of the current chapter, therefore, is to examine strategies that can be used to support self-regulation during self-directed learning in the workplace. Over the past decade, researchers have developed and evaluated a number of interventions designed to support self-regulated learning, including adaptive guidance, self-regulation prompts, planning interventions, metacognitive instruction, and structured reflection. Because this work has been largely compartmentalized, I adopt an integrative perspective in this chapter that argues that these various interventions represent manifestations of three overarching strategies for supporting self-regulation during self-directed learning. By focusing attention on these broader strategies, the aim is to not only gain greater insight into what we know about supporting self-directed learning but also to uncover issues that warrant future research attention.
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self-directed learning; self-regulation; adaptive guidance; metacognitive instruction; structured reflection
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Required Publisher Statement: © Routledge. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved. Final version published as: Bell, B. S. (2017). Strategies for supporting self-regulation during self-directed learning in the workplace. In J. E. Ellington & R. A. Noe (Eds.), Autonomous learning in the workplace (pp. 117-134). New York: Routledge.