Self-efficacy, or the feeling of competence that you have the skills and ability to accomplish a task, is a critical element behind developing intrinsic motivation (see Creating the Conditions for Student Motivation).
One of the ways to help our students develop this kind of self-efficacy in academic endeavors is to help them become knowledgeable about learning strategies and skills that they can use, particularly when they come up against a concept, word, or problem that they might be having trouble understanding.
I thought I’d bring together a few related resources and please contribute additional ones in the comments section:
Metacognition, Learning Strategies And Student Autonomy is the title of one of my Teaching English – British Council posts.
Learning Strategies, Not Learning Styles is from Peter DeWitt.
Teaching learning strategies to ELLs: What, why, when, how is an excellent article from Multi Briefs.
Defining and Organizing Language Learning Strategies is a piece that I reprinted, with permission, in my first book on teaching ELLs.
Hattie’s Index Of Teaching & Learning Strategies: 39 Effect Sizes In Ascending Order is from TeachThought.
Do Students Know Enough Smart Learning Strategies? is an important post at MindShift that describes a recent Australian study.
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