Exploring the Use of Self-Regulation Strategies in Programming with Regard to Learning Styles
Keywords:Self-Regulated Learning, Learning Styles, Programming
This study attempts to understand the relationship between learning styles of and self-regulated learning of pre-service computer teachers in a programming course. Studentsâ€™ strategies for self-regulation with regard to their learning styles were assessed on the basis of qualitative data in terms of programming course. The Turkish version of Felder Soloman learning style inventory was used to identify the studentsâ€™ learning styles. The results suggest that the characteristics of learning styles are somewhat related to self-regulation strategies. Time management was identified as a leading self-regulation strategy among learning styles, while shortcomings regarding target setting and self-efficacy strategies were prominent with almost all learning styles. Characteristics of other self-regulation strategies do not directly match with expected behaviors of learning styles in the context of learning programming. It is hoped that the study may shed light for instructors and instructional designers to design more appropriate settings for teaching programming taking learning styles in to consideration.
How to Cite
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).