Two decades of research evidence has shown the importance of developing students' self-regulatory skills – a cyclical process of Forethought, Performance and Self-Reflection -- for successful learning at school and throughout life. ePEARL is designed to scaffold the self-regulation process for students as well as to support the teachers guiding them. The CSLP developed ePEARL based on sound pedagogical research, input from LEARN and English language arts consultants, and practical advice from teachers in the field.
- Goal Setting: Creating general learning goals for a term or year, as well as task goals for a specific piece of work (called an artifact).
- Reflection on the process and finished product.
- Feedback from peers, parents and teachers on the portfolio as a whole or on a specific artifact.
In ePEARL, students and teachers develop skills in self-regulation by following the cycle, which we describe as Plan, Do, Reflect.