Building Students’ Confidence with Exemplars

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We expect a lot of students as learners these days. Knowledge acquisition now means more than just receiving information. It involves students in actively constructing knowledge using what they know to make sense of the new content and its application. Learning at its best requires self-regulation, which mandates that students monitor and adjust their learning processes. And students should be learning in concert with others, which moves learning from a private to a public sphere, thereby increasing learners’ vulnerabilities. “Arguably, students can only fulfill these multiple expectations if they have robust academic self-efficacy beliefs about their capabilities” (Dixon et al., 2019, p. 460).

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