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Management coaching with performance templates to stimulate self-regulated learning

Paul Lyons (Department of Management, Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Maryland, USA)
Randall P. Bandura (Department of Accounting, Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Maryland, USA)

European Journal of Training and Development

ISSN: 2046-9012

Article publication date: 3 July 2017

Abstract

Purpose

Much has been written about self-regulated learning (SRL) (including mind-sets) in psychology and education, but little research is found in the HRD or training literature regarding the stimulation of this learning. This paper aims to present a practical training tool, performance templates (P-T), to demonstrate how a line manager may assist employees improve their problem-solving skills as well as stimulate SRL.

Design/methodology/approach

Presented are literature reviews and assessments of the areas of: line manager in coaching role, SRL theory and the phases of SRL in action. Following is a detailed explanation and demonstration of the P-T method. Finally, the efficacy of PT is examined and constraints are noted.

Findings

Demonstrated in the paper is how a line manager may function as the key actor in assisting employees to become more effective self-regulating learners and problem-solvers. The method presented can stimulate employee motivation and help employees to internalize self-regulating learning processes. All of this should help employees become more growth-oriented, self-confident and goal-directed participants in organizational life.

Originality/value

Rather than simply discuss what SRL is about, this paper provides an effective tool, P-T, for use in the stimulation and direction of SLR. The use of the tool also helps organization participants to achieve progress on some current problems.

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Citation

Lyons, P. and Bandura, R.P. (2017), "Management coaching with performance templates to stimulate self-regulated learning", European Journal of Training and Development, Vol. 41 No. 6, pp. 508-518. https://doi.org/10.1108/EJTD-03-2017-0016

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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