Study skills

Self-Regulated Learning: An Introduction

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Self-regulated learning is the ability to learn on one’s own. Through self-regulated learning, students become agents of their learning. Learning does not just happen to them or is imposed on them by outside forces. Instead, learning becomes an active, participatory process involving peers, environment, prior knowledge, and the instructor. It is what results in one of higher education’s loftiest goals: creating lifelong learners.