This introductory paper to the special issue of High Ability Studies aims to provide a “guide for the perplexed” relating to self-regulated learning (SRL) theory, research, and applications. We begin by defining SRL and its key cyclical stages and criterial attributes. We move on to discuss a number of motivational and meta-motivational constructs supporting SRL. We then briefly present a number of issues related to teaching and promoting SRL. Finally, we review research shedding light on SRL in gifted, high ability, and high achieving students.
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The authors would like to thank Professor Gerald Matthews of the University of Central Florida for his perspicacious and constructive comments on an earlier draft of this paper.
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- gifted students
- Self-regulated learning (SRL)
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