Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. in the Marvin K. Peterson Library
"Working Smart: Self-regulation at Home, School, and Career "
Knowing how to work productively is critical for success in school and in life. Productive individuals draw upon a range of self-regulation strategies that enable them to persist at important tasks even when they are especially challenging or uninteresting. Self-regulated learners use certain cognitive, motivational, and emotional control strategies to "work smart" or work persistently and productively to achieve success. This presentation will illustrate how these strategies can be learned and developed at home, in school, and in the workplace.
Judi Randi received her doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College Columbia University where she was introduced to research on self-regulation and volition through her work with Lyn Corno. She has co-authored several articles and book chapters on self-regulated learning and she has conducted research on self-regulation among elementary, secondary, and graduate students. Dr. Randi's research program focuses on teacher innovation, and she is especially interested in how classroom teachers operationalize theoretical constructs such as self-regulation to design innovative curricula and instructional practices tailored to their individual students and contexts.