Empowering Students Through Self-Regulated Learning: Fostering Students’ Self-Awareness as Learners and Capacity for Academic Success

TitleEmpowering Students Through Self-Regulated Learning: Fostering Students’ Self-Awareness as Learners and Capacity for Academic Success
Faculty/College/UnitArts
StatusActive
Duration1 Year
Initiation04/01/2019
Project Summary

This project is well-aligned with UBC strategic priorities focused on transformative student learning and retention. Successful learners are self-regulating: They are able to take deliberate, intentional control over their learning and lives. This project will offer supports to instructors for enhancing “self-regulated learning” (SRL) in undergraduate classrooms in the Faculty of Arts (FoA) and Faculty of Science (FoS). SRL research documents classroom practices instructors can implement to strengthen SRL. Using SRL- promoting practices, instructors enhance students’ capacity to take ownership for their learning, and to work with ideas in adaptive, transformative ways. This project will have an immediate and long-term impact on curricula and pedagogy for Arts and Science courses, in addition to connecting with initiatives in academic advising and peer academic coaching, and building capacity in pedagogical coaching through CTLT and Skylight. This project will build SRL teaching practices while contributing to a culture of transformative learning across the Faculties.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2019/2020
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorSunaina Assanand
Year 1: Funded Amount47,097
Year 1: Team Members

Sunaina Assanand, Associate Dean, Student Success, Office of the Dean, Faculty of Arts
Deborah Butler, Professor, Faculty of Education
Gillian Gerhard, Senior Educational Consultant, Teaching and Learning Professional Development, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Christine Goedhart, Science Education Specialist, Faculty of Science and Skylight
Sara Harris, Associate Dean Academic, Faculty of Science
Olivia Jenkinson, Student Engagement Officer, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Leah Marks, Project Coordinator and Academic Advisor, Faculty of Arts