Differences in self-regulated learning strategies among industrial design students: A convergent mixed-methods study

Ates Akdeniz A., Turan G.

A/Z ITU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture, vol.19, no.2, pp.277-299, 2022 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/itujfa.2022.44522
  • Journal Name: A/Z ITU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.277-299
  • Keywords: Design pedagogy, Individual difference, Industrial design, Self-regulated learning, Studio education
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022, Istanbul Teknik Universitesi, Faculty of Architecture. All rights reserved.The value of self-regulated learning skills for academic achievement has been shown in different domains. However, self-regulated learning skills in design studio education have rarely been studied directly. This study aimed to explore differences in self-regulated learning strategies and motivational factors between high and low achieving industrial design students in an industrial design studio course. We applied a convergent mixed methods design with self-report questionnaires and interviews to gain a comprehensive understanding of students’ strategy use. The integrated analysis of quantitative data from 47 students and qualitative data from 16 students demonstrated differences between high and low achieving design students’ self-regulated learning skills concerning the use of metacognitive, motivational and behavioral strategies. Together with the expanded integration of data analysis, these findings indicate that self-regulated learning examinations should be undertaken with caution in design studio contexts.