DescriptionContributors: Nokelainen Petri / Individual session: The role of self-regulation and self-perception in learning of high ability studentsChairperson(s): Erik De Corte, University of LeuvenOrganiser(s): Erik De Corte, University of Leuven and Kirsi Tirri, University of HelsinkiDiscussant(s): Charlotte Dignath-van Ewijk, University of MannheimPresenters:Erik De Corte - Connecting the study of giftedness with research on learning & instruction: case of self-regulationElina Kuusisto - What kind of learning is meaningful according to gifted science students? Case study from MillenniumPetri Nokelainen - The Role of Self-regulation in the Development of Vocational ExcellenceHeidrun Stoeger - Improving highly intelligent students’ self-regulated learning and achievement during regular classroom activitiesThe Role of Self-regulation in the Development of Vocational ExcellencePetri NokelainenAbstractInternational vocational competitions in different skill areas (e.g., plumbing, hair dressing) are gaining increasing interest around the world. What started in 1947 as a small regional competition in Spain has now become the WorldSkills Competition (WSC), a world-renowned event that draws competitors and visitors from all over the world (56 countries currently participate in WorldSkills competitions). This mixed-method study investigates the role of Finnish Shizuoka 2007, Calgary 2009 and London 2011 WorldSkills competitors’ intrinsic characteristics (self-regulation) to their talent development with qualitative and quantitative samples. The results of the semi-structured interviews with competitors, their parents, trainers, and working life representatives showed that self-reflection (e.g., attributions, stress tolerance), volition (perseverance, time management skills), cognitive skills (development potential), and motivation (extrinsic and intrinsic) were considered to be the most important factors promoting vocational excellence. Characteristics related to volition, self-reflection, and cognitive skills played an important role in all three developmental stages of vocational talent (initial interest, perseverance, and mastery of the skill).
|Period||27 Aug 2013|
|Event title||European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI)|
|Degree of Recognition||International|