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ERIC Number: EJ1039372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3746
Critical Pedagogy and Neoliberalism: Concerns with Teaching Self-Regulated Learning
Vassallo, Stephen
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v32 n6 p563-580 Nov 2013
In the educational psychology literature, self-regulated learning is associated with empowerment, agency, and democratic participation. Therefore, researchers are dedicated to developing and improving self-regulated learning pedagogy in order to make it widespread. However, drawing from the educational philosophy of Paulo Freire, teaching students to regulate their learning can be tied to a curriculum of obedience, subordination, and oppression. Using Freire's discussion of concepts such as adaptation, prescription, and dependence, I suggest that self-regulated learning: (1) targets individual psychological changes that render individuals adaptable to existing social orders; (2) is guided by a logic to prescribe a certain kind of self; and (3) produces a relationship of dependence as learners depend on teachers for learning the necessary scripts to regulate their learning. This analysis points to ethical complexities related to teaching students to academically self-regulate.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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