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Self-Regulated Learning and Academic Achievement

Theoretical Perspectives, 2nd Edition

Edited by Barry J. Zimmerman, Dale H. Schunk


336 pages

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This volume brings together internationally known researchers representing different theoretical perspectives on students' self-regulation of learning. Diverse theories on how students become self-regulated learners are compared in terms of their conceptual origins, scientific form, research productivity, and pedagogical effectiveness. This is the only comprehensive comparison of diverse classical theories of self-regulated learning in print.

The first edition of this text, published in 1989, presented descriptions of such differing perspectives as operant, phenomenological, social learning, volitional, Vygotskian, and constructivist theories. In this new edition, the same prominent editors and authors reassess these classic models in light of a decade of very productive research. In addition, an information processing perspective is included, reflecting its growing prominence.

Self-regulation models have proven especially appealing to teachers, coaches, and tutors looking for specific recommendations regarding how students activate, alter, and sustain their learning practices. Techniques for enhancing these processes have been studied with considerable success in tutoring sessions, computer learning programs, coaching sessions, and self-directed practice sessions. The results of these applications are discussed in this new edition.

The introductory chapter presents a historical overview of research and a theoretical framework for comparing and contrasting the theories described in the following chapters, all of which follow a common organizational format. This parallel format enables the book to function like an authored textbook rather than a typical edited volume. The final chapter offers an historical assessment of changes in theory and trends for future research.

This volume is especially relevant for students and professionals in educational psychology, school psychology, guidance and counseling, developmental psychology, child and family development, as well as for students in general teacher education.


"Over the 12 years since the first edition, new light has continually been shed on our understanding of the processes students use to regulate their own behavior. The second edition helps to highlight the evolution of these understandings and, with its focus on recent research findings, serves as an up-to-date resource for serious scholars of self-regulated learning."

Contemporary Psychology

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. B.J. Zimmerman, Theories of Self-Regulated Learning and Academic Achievement: An Overview and Analysis. F.C. Mace, P.J. Belfiore, J.M. Hutchinson, Operant Theory and Research on Self-Regulation. B.L. McCombs, Self-Regulated Learning and Academic Achievement: A Phenomenological View. D.H. Schunk, Social Cognitive Theory and Self-Regulated Learning. P.H. Winne, Self-Regulated Learning Viewed From Models of Information Processing. L. Corno, Volitional Aspects of Self-Regulated Learning. M. McCaslin, D.T. Hickey, Self-Regulated Learning and Academic Achievement: A Vygotskian View. S.G. Paris, J.P. Byrnes, A.H. Paris, Constructing Theories, Identities, and Actions of Self-Regulated Learners. B.J. Zimmerman, D.H. Schunk, Reflections on Theories of Self-Regulated Learning and Academic Achievement.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Educational Psychology