Self Directed Destination: The importance of self-regulating independent learners

Season 2, Episode 32,  Apr 23, 2021, 08:38 AM

Legend tells of students who will settle down to studying – of their own volition! They want to do well - and are prepared to work for it - without it becoming all-consuming. However, up and down the country exam year households tend to be filled with the same sorts of questions: “have you got much homework?” and “don’t you think you should be doing a bit of revision?”. Of course, at the other end of the spectrum, students can put themselves under too much pressure, struggling to find a balance. So, just how can we help our young people to find this route to efficient self-managed study and is it even really necessary?

This episode looks at what it takes to be a self-regulated and independent learner

Nathan McGurl, Founder of The Study Buddy, is joined by Louise Lewis. Louise is a biology teacher at a secondary school in East Yorkshire. Alongside the day job, she is a research lead, a governor and a columnist for the Times Education Supplement. She also writes a blog under the genius title of Miss Understanding Education which looks at, amongst other things, evidence-informed teaching practice. 

For more information about The Study Buddy's approach to organising revision, time management and study skills visit