Title

Training self-assessment and task-selection skills to foster self-regulated learning: Do trained skills transfer across domains?

RIS ID

121730

Publication Details

Raaijmakers, S. F., Baars, M., Paas, F., Van Merriënboer, J. J. G. & Van Gog, T. (2018). Training self-assessment and task-selection skills to foster self-regulated learning: Do trained skills transfer across domains?. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 32 (2), 270-277.

Abstract

Students' ability to accurately self-assess their performance and select a suitable subsequent learning task in response is imperative for effective self-regulated learning. Video modeling examples have proven effective for training self-assessment and task-selection skills, and-importantly-such training fostered self-regulated learning outcomes. It is unclear, however, whether trained skills would transfer across domains. We investigated whether skills acquired from training with either a specific, algorithmic task-selection rule or a more general heuristic task-selection rule in biology would transfer to self-regulated learning in math. A manipulation check performed after the training confirmed that both algorithmic and heuristic training improved task-selection skills on the biology problems compared with the control condition. However, we found no evidence that students subsequently applied the acquired skills during self-regulated learning in math. Future research should investigate how to support transfer of task-selection skills across domains.

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/acp.3392