11 January 2014
Accruing and Mastering Techniques: Self-Regulated Learning
Self-regulated learning is a process in which the student is cognitively, motivationally and behaviorally active in his or her learning (Zimmerman et al 1986). Although, the term self-regulated learning is new to me, I feel I have always used these qualities in my education. Since I can remember, I have been a well-rounded student throughout my education. I do not procrastinate with my homework and I attempt to stay organized. School has always been very important to me, I am very mindful that every assignment I complete in this class is a stepping-stone into my future in my college career. There are many aspects that go into being a successful student, but the most important to me are being self-efficient, organized and setting high goals. I could always work on being more motivated to study and learning to ask more questions when I do not understand things fully.
Self-efficacy is one of the most important steps in order to be successful in my educational career. According to Gandhi, "[i]f I have the belief that I can do it, I shall [Ã¢ÂÂ¦] acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning" (Gandhi). In order to be proficient I must set high goals and complete tasks on time. Many people can infer time is money with completing a task on time. I use self-efficacy not only in my educational career but also my professional career as well on a daily basis; many times I want to take a break or be lazy, but if a I can be self proficient I can motivate myself to get the task done. In self-efficacy one must solely depend on oneself to complete the task at hand. At...