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News from June 21 SRL Institute

The SRL institute was a big success with more than 230 teachers, educational researchers and leaders from around British Columbia participating. Here is an article summarizing the themes of the day.


Connecting SRL to Learning in BC School

SRL Institute on Friday June 21
8:30am to 4pm

The Faculty of Education (UBC) and the SRLCanada Consortium invite you to a day of dialogue with local and world-renowned experts:

  • Build awareness about SRL.
  • Learn how SRL theory and research are being translated to policy and practice in BC’s schools.
  • Dialogue with researchers and Ministry representatives.

For More Information:  2013_SRL_Institute_Flyer


This program is offered in partnership with SRLCanada‘s researchers from:Simon Fraser University
Université de Montréal
The University of British Columbia
University of Victoria
Wilfred Laurier University

and in partnership with:


May 31 David Whitebread on Self-regulation

The Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria is pleased to have the opportunity to host a public talk on “The importance of play in the early development of self-regulation” by  Dr. David Whitebread from University of Cambridge. Dr. Whitebread is a developmental cognitive psychologist and early years specialist. Prior to his academic career at Cambridge, he taught in Primary schools, mainly in Leicestershire, for 12 years. His research interests are concerned with children’s cognitive development and implications for early years and primary education. A particular focus has been the development of metacognitive awareness and strategic control in relation to a number of areas of learning. These have included children’s problem solving and reasoning, mathematical strategies and road safety skills. Other interests include children learning through play, early years ICT, the education of the gifted and talented, children’s drawings, and the the application of cognitive neuroscience to education. His current particular focus is concerned with the early development of metacognition and self-regulation in very young children.

When and Where: Friday May 31, 2013 from 5-6:30pm in David Strong Bldg 112 (University of Victoria)

Title: The importance of play in the early development of self-regulation

Description: This talk discusses recent research which indicates the role of playful experiences as powerful contexts supporting the early development of children’s metacognitive and self-regulatory abilities. Evidence concerning the role that adults can fulfill to enhance these important early developments is also highlighted.

This event is sponsored by the Faculty of Education, Centre for Early Childhood Research & Policy and the Centre for Youth and Society at the University of Victoria
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SRL in personalized learning contexts – a “must read” for teachers

This is an excellent article for teachers, parents, and learners. It takes an evidence-based approach to describe what learners need to understand in order to become “effective stewards of their learning.” The article describes dangerous beliefs and misperceptions about learning, while simultaneously providing concrete suggestions for developing maximally effective learning.

Bjork, R. A., Dunlosky, J., & Kornell, N. (2013). Self-regulated learning: Beliefs, techniques, and illusions. Annual Review of Psychology, 64, 417-444. Doi: 10.1146/annurev-psych-113011-143823

CFAX radio interview: SRL & Procrastination

Listen to Allyson Hadwin interviewed about SRL & Procrastination by Terry Moore on CFAX: The Drive.


Keys to promoting SRL – March issue of BCTF Magazine

Nancy Perry and Phil Winne recently published an article in the BCFT Newsmagazine (March). This is a great introduction to self-regulated learning for schools.

You can find the article at:


Butler & Perry at Argyle Secondary School

Nancy Perry -How kids outsmart learning disabilities

Nancy Perry was quoted in the globe and mail Sept 25 in an article titled “How kids outsmart learning disabilities”

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Nancy Perry part of team to improve child literacy

Nancy Perry is a key team member in Mareen Dockendorf’s mission to improve reading scores in BC. Nancy’s expertise in self-regulated learning will play a central role in this initiative.

READ MORE: B.C.’s new reading czar leads the charge on child literacy.

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