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CPU-e. Revista de Investigación Educativa

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OLIVO FRANCO, José Luis. Characterization of successful students: An approach to the learning of the Natural Sciences. CPU-e. Rev. Investig. Educ [online]. 2017, n.25, pp.114-143. ISSN 1870-5308.

This article describes the findings of the research entitled “Characterization of successful students: An approach to the learning of the Natural Sciences”, summarized in three components interwoven with each other: intrinsic motivational components, extrinsic motivational, and learning characteristics and strategies. The research was developed from an interpretative paradigm, under the phenomenological method, using techniques such as observation, in-depth interview and focus group. As a non-statistical structural theoretical sample, ten students with outstanding academic performance of the Alberto Pumarejo Technical Educational Institution of Malambo, Colombia were intentionally selected. The processes of categorization and microanalysis allowed to emerge not only these three components, but to understand self-regulation as a multidimensional and contextualized phenomenon, used by students to be successful. Finally, it is prioritized on the actions of teachers in the use of creative and diverse strategies that promote and develop metacognitive and self-regulatory attitudes in students.

Keywords : Motivation; metacognition; self-regulation.

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