Self-Regulation, Coregulation, and Socially Shared Regulation: Exploring Perspectives of Social in Self-Regulated Learning Theory

Jan. 10, 2011

Source: Teachers College Record,Volume 113 Number 2, 2011, p. 240-264.

Purpose of Study

The purpose of this review article is to introduce and contrast social aspects across three perspectives: self-regulated learning, coregulated learning, and socially shared regulation of learning.

Research Design
The kind of research design taken in this review paper is an analytic essay. The article contrasts self-regulated, coregulated, and socially shared regulation of learning in terms of theory, operational definition, and research approaches.

Data Collection and Analysis
Chapters and articles were collected through search engines (e.g., EBSCOhost, PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, ERIC).

Three different perspectives are summarized: self-regulation, coregulation, and socially shared regulation of learning.


In this article, the authors contrasted three different perspectives of social in each model, as well as research based on each model.
In doing so, the article introduces a language for describing various bodies of work that strive to consider roles of individual and social context in the regulation of learning.

Updated: Oct. 10, 2011