Implementing goal-setting for self-directed learning on a pre-Master's programme

Scheduling Details
Presentation Date
Thu, September 06, 4:30 pm
Final Time
5:00 pm
Presentation Room
1020
Presentation Format
Short paper (30 minutes)
Presenter Details
Presenter(s)
Thomas Stones (Kwansei Gakuin University/BEO), Richard Arber (BEO), Tamami Kita
Abstract
Abstract
Goal-setting has long been advocated as a means to improve the efficacy of self-directed learning by allowing learners to set achievable, concrete targets that facilitate effective study. However, its effective integration into English-language courses is an area of challenge for many educators. This paper reports on the approach to goal-setting implemented on a pre-master’s programme in Japan, detailing the training learners received, their perceptions of goal setting, the types of independent-learning behaviour targeted and the factors that influenced the goals set. The paper finally outlines recommendations for how to effectively implement goal setting and avenues for future research.
Presentation No
53