The E-learning Group host several Academy Forums across the academic year. The aim of the Academy Forums is to bring together members from across the University to discuss a matter related to Learning and Teaching. Our last Academy Forum focused on Instilling Self-Regulation in Learners. This topic was suggested following last year’s Annual Learning and Teaching Conference. At the conference, Dr Simon Payne, Liz Titley, and Liam Knox gave a presentation based on Self-Regulation. In addition to this, the E-learning Group ran an Academy Showcase where Simon presented strategies for instilling self-regulation.
As always, our full notes from the Academy Forums can be found on a dedicated Wiki which can be found in the Enhancing Learning with Technology module which all staff have access to.
A summary of our discussions can be found below:
- Strategies for encouraging self-regulation in learning and teaching activities
- Students spend more time learning outside of class time so we should be teaching them how to learn
- What skills do students arrive with and what do we need to teach them in order to be self-regulated learners
- How might we emphasise and measure improvement
If you would like to explore self-regulation in further detail then you are able to view the recording from Simon’s recent Academy Showcase. In addition to this, the following articles might be of interest:
- Cassidy, S. 2011. Self-regulated learning in higher education: Identifying component process Studies in Higher Education 36: 8. Pp. 989-1000. https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2010.503269
- Zimmerman, B. J. 2002. Becoming a Self-Regulated Learner: An Overview. Theory into Practice. 41: 2. Pp. 64-70. https://www.jstor.org/stable/1477457
Our next Academy Forum is on 9th May at 11am and is focused on the topic ‘How do I know my teaching is working?’ The forums are a great way to share your experiences and learn from others whilst also reflecting on your own approach to the topic. If you’d like to suggest a topic for an Academy Forum next year then do get in touch with us. You can sign up to the Academy Forum by booking online.