Title: The relationship between self-regulation skills and English proficiency among Asian EFL learners in the flipped online classroom
Authors: Yumiko Abe; James A. Elwood; Yin Yin Khoo; Michael Hood
Addresses: Faculty of Engineering, Hiroshima Institute of Technology, Japan ' Faculty of Interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences, Meiji University, Japan ' Faculty of Management and Economics, Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia ' Department of English, Nihon University College of Commerce, Japan
Abstract: The flipped classroom is believed to promote a sense of continuity in the classroom and nurture learner autonomy. If students learn to self-regulate, they are more likely to gain desired skills. This study investigates self-regulated learning (SRL) motivation as possible predictors of Asian undergraduate students' English proficiency in a flipped online English as a foreign language (EFL) classroom. Undergraduate Japanese EFL students were paired with counterparts in Malaysia. Working in a computer - mediated environment, learners worked together to complete tasks. Learners' output and thoughts about the experience were documented online, and questionnaires were used to elicit data on self-regulation and motivation. We found that metacognitive and cognitive strategy use, combined with peer learning promoted by learners' self-efficacy leads to improved English proficiency.
Keywords: flipped classroom; self-regulated learning; SRL; English proficiency.
International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, 2021 Vol.14 No.2, pp.159 - 174
Received: 05 May 2020
Accepted: 17 Dec 2020
Published online: 17 May 2021 *