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Queens University, Faculty of Education: Introduction to Prof 150/155

Becoming a Self-Regulated Professional Learner


A Self-Assessment

Based on
Based on Zimmerman, B. J. (2002). Becoming a self-regulated learner: an overview.
Theory into Practice 41(2), 64-70.

Select a Learning Context: _______________________________________________


Fill in the rubric at the beginning of a course, module or workshop.

My Actions Beginning Developing Advancing Refining


My interests, I take the I regularly I am able to
habits and past initiative to incorporate analyze the
experiences tell incorporate this this element importance of
me this element element into my as a way to this element in a
is not worth learning even have control variety of
Elements of Professional paying attention though it over the learning contexts
Self-Regulated Learning to right now. requires quality of my and have
thinking and learning and multiple
time to do so. to move it strategies for
forward. incorporating it
into my learning.

1. Independence
I assess my strengths, look for
gaps in my current
X
understandings and skills, and
set learning goals for myself.
2. Initiative
I find ways of motivating
myself to set expectations and
x
seek out learning opportunities
that are meaningful for me
3. Engagement
I engage in learning tasks
without relying on conventional
x
external pressures to do so (e.g.,
attendance checks, assignments,
grades).

4. Collaboration
(Interdependence)
I seek out opportunities to work
x
with colleagues in order to
strengthen our understandings
and skills.
5. Consideration
I am conscious of the learning
needs of others and attempt to
x
make a positive contribution to
their growth.
Queens University, Faculty of Education: Introduction to Prof 150/155

My Actions Beginning Next Steps Developing Refining

I find it difficult I take the I regularly I am able to


to value this initiative to incorporate analyze the
responsibility incorporate this this element as importance of
and to element into my a way to have this element in a
incorporate this learning even control over variety of
element into my though it the quality of learning contexts
Elements of Professional
formal learning requires my learning and have
Self-Regulated Learning at this time. thinking and and to move it multiple
time to do so. forward. strategies for
incorporating it
into my
learning.

6. Time Management
I balance multiple expectations
and organize my
x
responsibilities in ways that
optimize rather than limit my
opportunity to learn.
7. Use of resources
I explore and critique resources
from the web and the library to
x
support my learning.
8. Use of Professional Expertise
I am willing to approach those
who have skills and insights
x
that can inform my learning.
9. Problem Solving
When I am stuck in my
learning, I analyze what keeps it
x
a problem, select and act on a
promising solution, and assess
the consequences.
10. Monitoring Performance
I track changes in my thinking
and performance, celebrate my
x
growth and successes and use
this information to refine my
learning goals
Using the Rubric

Target one or two elements to identify your goal for improvement (You may want to focus on elements
where you are Beginning or Developing)

Keep records of your growth in Self-Regulated Learning in your Prof 190/191 professional portfolio. Use the
materials as evidence of Becoming a Professional Learner during your exit conference.

If you get stuck in your efforts to become a more self-regulated learner, seek out someone you feel has
expertise to support your learning and work with them (see elements 4 & 8).
Queens University, Faculty of Education: Introduction to Prof 150/155
Completing the self-assessment was such a valuable experience for me. I have been really taking my time
working through the course material but as I complete the various readings I am feeling more confident
as I try to implement the various strategies. Now, having the professional rubric, which provides a clear
visual of the areas I need to improve, will be a great learning opportunity for me.

The Elements for Professional Self-Regulated Learning which were my strengths were Initiative,
Collaboration, Consideration and Use of Resource and the areas which I am in great need of development
were Time Management, Use of Professional Expertise, Problem-Solving and Monitoring Performance.
Before completing the assessment, I would have never expected Monitoring Performance to be an area of
challenge, I consider myself to be a very reflective person but I realize as of late I am so focus on task
completion I have not really been assessing the quality and determining of the overall objective and
learning outcome has been attained. Additionally, because I am very keen on using resources to improve
my knowledge it was very interesting to realize my low reference and usage of professional experts.

I look forward to devising a action plan to improve.