New research to provide students with strategies for success beyond school

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Fall 23-3-2012

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney

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The University of Notre Dame Australia’s School of Education recently welcomed two eminent German researchers to its Sydney Campus, who presented a one-day workshop for educators on self regulation strategies for talent development.

Professor Albert Ziegler from the University of Erlangen-Nuremburg and Professor Heidrun Stoeger from the Regensberg University are experts in the fields of talent development, educational psychology, cognitive psychology and self regulation. Their research on self regulation has allowed them to develop effective strategies for improving learning behaviour in classrooms.

The cycle of self regulated learning encourages students to evaluate their own learning styles and set personal academic goals. It involves planning, monitoring and evaluating personal progress and implementing learning strategies to successfully achieve set tasks. Encouraging students to develop an intrinsic motivation for learning has proven to help them achieve success beyond school.

Teachers from primary and secondary schools attended on the day to hear about the latest research in self regulation strategies and practical applications for its use.

Damien Taylor, Assistant Principal, Waitara Public School, said the workshop provided practical strategies that would benefit teachers at the school.

“I gained a lot of insight about self regulation, which I have been able to share with my staff,” Mr Taylor said.

Dr Catherine Wormald, Senior Lecturer in Secondary Education at Notre Dame, organised the event in conjunction with staff at the University of Wollongong. She said it was important for Australian teachers to have access to the latest strategies to support the students’ learning needs.

“Professors Ziegler and Stoeger have experience in an area that is different to anything else that has been discussed in Australia. Self regulation is being recognised as a method for improving outcomes for all students,” Dr Wormald said.

“The event provided an opportunity for teachers to network with their colleagues and learn about the latest research in the field of self regulation, including practical skills and strategies they could implement in their classrooms.”

For further information please contact:
Communications Officer, Elizabeth Fenech
The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney Campus

T: 02 8204 4407
E: elizabeth.fenech@nd.edu.au
W: www.nd.edu.au/