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Psicothema, 2010. Vol. Vol. 22 (nº 2). 277-283




Assessing self-regulated learning in early childhood education: Difficulties, needs, and prospects

Jesús de la Fuente Arias and Antonia Lozano Díaz

Universidad de Almería

Self-regulated learning is one of the main processes being investigated today within developmental and educational psychology; however, the research has come up against a number of challenges for which no satisfactory response has been found, and which are impeding progress in the field. These challenges are two-fold: one part is methodological, as the process of self-regulation must be evaluated at the very moment in which it occurs, and the other part is developmental, as these processes have not been fully assessed in children under the age of 6 years. This article gives a broad overview of these challenges, as well as prospects for future solutions which are beginning to take shape.

Evaluación de aprendizaje autorregulado en educación infantil: dificultades, necesidades y perspectivas para el futuro. El aprendizaje autorregulado es uno de los principales procesos que están investigando, hoy en día, dentro de la Psicología Educativa y del Desarrollo. Sin embargo, la investigación ha tropezado con una serie de retos, para los cuales aún no hay respuesta satisfactoria, y que están obstaculizando el progreso en el campo. Estos retos son dos: uno es metodológico, ya que el proceso de autorregulación debe ser evaluado en el momento mismo en que ocurre, y el otro es psicoevolutivo, ya que estos procesos no han sido plenamente evaluado en niños menores de 6 años de edad. Este artículo aporta una visión general de estos retos, así como las perspectivas de las futuras soluciones que están empezando a tomar forma.

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