Students' reflections in a course of Modern English and creative writing:

a path towards self-regulated learning

Nijolė Burkšaitienė, Nadežda Stojković

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Abstract

There is a shared belief that students’ awareness of themselves as learners and the use of different methods to regulate their learning are the key factors leading to academic success. It has been proven by the research that reflecting on one’s own learning is one of those methods the use of which makes a positive impact on students’ self-regulated learning as it raises their awareness of the learning process and of themselves as learners.
The present study was conducted with the participation of undergraduate students of Translation studies at Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius. To foster students’ self-regulated learning, reflection practice was used in the course of Modern English and Creative Writing. The research was aimed to establish students’ perspectives of learning Modern English and creative writing and how they self-evaluated it through the analysis of their reflections.
In the present research, qualitative investigation was carried out. The research data were drawn from the students’ reflection pages and analysed using the method of content analysis. The results revealed that the students viewed their course both as challenging and rewarding, self-assessed their academic performance and identified both their own strengths and weaknesses, which can lead to further progress in their proficiency in English and creative writing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to) 212-225
Number of pages14
JournalLanguage in different contexts = Kalba ir kontekstai
Volume7 (1)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Keywords

  • Self-regulated learning
  • students’ reflections
  • Creative writing
  • Modern English
  • higher education

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