SRL & Sport
Example of SRL in School
Previously, we looked at how Lucas regulated his learning in his sport of Olympic Weightlifting. Lucas is also an undergraduate student. He goes through the same SRL cycle for studying for an exam.
- Task Understanding : Lucas’ biomechanics exam will consist of multiple-choice & written problems applying physics to human movement.
- Goal Setting & Planning : Lucas’ goal is to be able to quickly apply the principles of physics to word problems involving human movement. To improve this ability, he plans get a lot of practice on the written problems.
- Strategy Enactment : Lucas practices questions in increasing complexity to allow him to be able to recognize the important elements of each type of question & how to solve them.
- Adapting : To monitor his performance, Lucas checks his answers against the provided solutions. When he faces difficulty in being able to answer a certain type of question, he returns to his textbook & refreshes his understanding of the principles of physics.
Just like you reflected on how you self-regulate in your sport training, take a minute to think about how you do, or can, self-regulate your learning for an academic course. Use the SRL in School Chart to guide your reflection.