Scenario-Based Instruction Design as a Tool to Promote Self-Regulated Language Learning Strategies

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SAGE OPEN, cilt.6, 2016 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


The study investigated the impact of scenario-based instruction on language learners' awareness and use of self-regulated language learning (SRL) strategies to provide an instructional design to successfully promote them. The scenario-based SRL strategy instruction design developed in the study was based on Oxford's Strategic, Self-Regulation ((SR)-R-2) Model. Following an experimental design, the data were gathered from foreign language learners (N = 125) at a state university through three instruments: the Strategy Inventory for Language Learning, whole-class discussions, and semistructured interviews. Although the quantitative data from the inventory helped determine the level of reported strategy use by learners, the additional qualitative data were gathered to elicit learners' reflections to determine SRL awareness during and following the training experience. Analyzing pre- and posttraining results from the control and the experimental groups indicated significant differences with an increased awareness and a higher reported use of strategies for the experimental group. The results are meant to help guide future directions in strategy instruction for foreign language learning.