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Learner Goal-Setting

Research shows adult students are motivated to learn when what they study is related to their individual goals and needs. According to Comings, Perella, and Soricone in their article, “Helping Adults Persist: Four Supports,” 1999, “Learners who have specific goals in mind are more likely to persist in their studies.” This article by Ronna Magy addresses the question, What can instructors do to help students set goals, monitor progress, and reach goals? with research-backed strategies and suggestions for practitioners.