Development of self-regulation at university studies

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The article presents an on-going discussion whether learners can become self-regulated during their studies. Four stages of self-regulation have been identified: initial self-projecting, self-monitoring, self-reflecting and final self-projecting stage. The results of students’ feedback questionnaire which included SWOT analysis, the analysis of motivational factors and self-reflection on the learning outcomes learning are analysed. A shift from self-monitoring stage to self-reflecting stage is revealed. The paper also describes students’ willingness to self-monitor their learning process when they are asked to take responsibility for learning outcomes. The conclusion is drawn that students find it difficult to self-monitor when given full responsibility. It is also revealed that writing reflection pages help to self-reflect on the learning outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-169
JournalSantalka = Coactivity: Filologija. Edukologija
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013



  • Self-regulation stages
  • Motivation
  • Self-reflection

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