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Self-regulation theory: applications to medical education: AMEE Guide No. 58.

Authors
  • Sandars, John
  • Cleary, Timothy J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Medical Teacher
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2011
Volume
33
Issue
11
Pages
875–886
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3109/0142159X.2011.595434
PMID: 22022899
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Self-regulation theory, as applied to medical education, describes the cyclical control of academic and clinical performance through several key processes that include goal-directed behaviour, use of specific strategies to attain goals, and the adaptation and modification to behaviours or strategies to optimise learning and performance. Extensive research across a variety of non-medical disciplines has highlighted differences in key self-regulation processes between high- and low-achieving learners and performers. Structured identification of key self-regulation processes can be used to develop specific remediation approaches that can improve performance in academic and complex psycho-motor skills. General teaching approaches that are guided by a self-regulation perspective can also enhance academic performance. Self-regulation theory offers an exciting potential for improving academic and clinical performance in medical education.

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