A descriptive study: epistemological beliefs and self regulated learning

Aksan N.

World Conference on Educational Sciences, Nicosia, CYPRUS, 4 - 07 February 2009, vol.1, pp.896-901 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2009.01.159
  • City: Nicosia
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.896-901
  • Keywords: Learning, epistemological belief, self regulated learning, motivation
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


This study is descriptively aimed to make the relationships between epistemological beliefs and self regulated learning clear. Through the aim of the research, the national and international literatures related to epistemological beliefs and self regulated learning are reviewed. Eventually, it is attained that self regulated learning provides the positive epistemological beliefs about the individual's own ability, the value of learning, the factors affecting learning, guessing the result of activities, concentrating on instruction etc. Furthermore, it is attained that the poor self regulation skills cause low motivation and poor learning. Self regulation skills assist to the learners for selecting the suitable learning strategies for their aims and using its procedures. Therefore the learners need to know how they learn and how the learning is materialized. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved