Dynamic Assessment Methodologies to Foster Self-regulated Learning in Preschool (73145)

Session Information: Assessment Theories & Methodologies
Session Chair: Ia Aptarashvili

Friday, 22 September 2023 09:30
Session: Session 1
Room: Nova Icaria
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 2 (Europe/Madrid)

Considering self-regulated learning as a transversal competency playing a central role in the acquisition of autonomy, this investigation aimed to contribute to literature regarding the scarce approaches to support and foster self-regulated learning in preschool. In line with a social-cognitive model, the approach considered self-regulated learning as a multidimensional concept that includes phases (i.e., forethought, performance, and self-reflection), processes, and strategies that can be explicitly taught to children. Within this research, we proposed to improve preschoolers' self-regulated learning strategies (i.e., forethought, performance, and self-reflection) through the educational intervention Pipo and Mia, the magic knights, hypothesizing different results when comparing levels of the program intervention (i.e., guided practice group and autonomous group). Participants included 115 preschoolers and their nine teachers. Teachers implemented the program for children and engaged in professional training Practices to promote self-regulated learning in preschool simultaneously. Moreover, aiming to validate the Dynamic Assessment of Self-regulation in Preschool (DASP) method socially, it was used as children’s pre- and post-measure, and focus groups were conducted with teachers to assess its validity. Results showed improvements in children's use of strategies and some significant differences between intervention levels. Teachers highlighted the DASP method's potentialities and suggested some improvements so it can fit preschool daily practices. The study contributed with three new theoretically grounded dynamic methodologies to assess and promote young children's self-regulated learning and support professional preparation to work on the topic. Other contributions will be discussed considering implications for practice, research, theory, and policy.

Janete Silva Moreira, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Paula Costa Ferreira, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Ana Margarida Veiga Simão, University of Lisbon, Portugal

About the Presenter(s)
Janete Silva Moreira: Educational Psychology researcher in the Research Center of Applied Psychology-Faculty of Psychology, University of Lisbon. Her interests: early childhood, self-regulated learning, and processes to support it in children.

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