Hadwin, Allyson

Associate Professor


Phone number: (250) 721-6347
Email: hadwin@uvic.ca
Department: Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies

Research description:

- Promoting and researching adaptive self-regulation
- Prompting and researching collaborative learning
- Aspects of self-regulation including: metacognition, cognitive strategies, motivation & procrastination and emotion regulation
- Designing classroom tasks, environments and technologies for enhancing learning, motivation and self-regulated learning
- Learning to succeed in the face of learning, motivational and emotional challenges
- Student engagement, retention, and transitions
Expertise Profile
"Running into difficulties, challenges, and failing sometimes is not always a bad thing," says Dr. Allyson Hadwin, a professor of educational psychology in the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria.

Her goal is to teach people how to turn challenges into opportunities to learn to be successful.

Dr. Hadwin teaches graduate and undergraduate courses about learning, self-regulation, learning technologies, and research methods. She also trains and mentors a large team of graduate teaching assistants employed to co-teach a first year course called ED-D101: Learning Strategies for University Success.

In her teaching and research, she looks at the kinds of thinking strategies students use as well as aspects of their motivation and procrastination - particularly how they recognize and take control of them.

As co-director of the Technology Integration and Evaluation (TIE) Research Lab, Dr. Hadwin's work focuses on the instructional contexts and technologies for learning that support students to be strategic and successful learners who take control of their own learning and motivation.

A passionate teacher and mentor, Dr. Hadwin was the 2010-2011 recipient of the Faculty of Education Teaching Excellence Award.

Related Links
Dr. Hadwin's Faces of UVic Research video: http://youtu.be/Gu8OtVZzAI4

The Technology Integration and Education Research Lab: http://tie.uvic.ca/

International research:

Dr. Hadwin collaborates with colleagues at the University of Oulu (LET research team http://let.oulu.fi/en/)on research about socially shared regulation and metacognition in collaborative tasks.

Software development

Software development: The Learning Kit, nstudy, G-study, WebQuestionnaire, Statstudy, CoNotes2, CoNotes.

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