Self-Regulated Learning, autumn 2015

Code 413311S
ECTS credits 8
Language of instruction English

Autumn term,
1st  year studies in the LET Master’s programme

Learning outcomes

After completion of this course, the student

  • understands the main principles and key concepts of self-regulated learning
  • develops understanding of the practical implications of SRL in different real life contexts
  • has experience of self-regulated learning and shared regulation of learning

is capable of applying the basic principles of self-regulated learning to his/her own thinking


Self-regulated learning is a process by which students regulate their cognition, motivation and emotions. During this course students are introduced theoretical principles of self-regulated learning aligned with practical examples. Furthermore, this course will provide guided opportunities for the students to apply principles of self-regulated learning in their own learning.

Learning activities and teaching methods

The course will be delivered in the autumn term. The course consists of four different learning phases each focusing on different aspects of self-regulated learning. Each phase has a similar structure: One day face-to-face following by one week individual and one week collaborative learning. During the independent and collaborative phases students will be working online.

Face-to-face 30 h

Individual learning 80 h

Collaborative learning 70 h

Target group

1st year students in the LET Master’s Programme

Recommended or required reading

Hadwin, A. F., Järvelä, S., & Miller, M. (2011). Self-regulated, co-regulated and socially shared regulation of learning. In B. Zimmerman & D. Schunk (Eds.), Handbook of self-regulation of learning and performance (pp. 65-84). New York: Routledge.

Assessment methods and criteria Active participation in face-to-face, collaborative and individual learning. Successful completion of all the learning assignments and the exam.
Grading 0-5
Person responsible Sanna Järvelä


Last updated: 11.8.2015