Achieving your GOAL: A case study of three learners

Tanya McCarthy

in Independent Language Learning

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9789888083640
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9789882209299 | DOI:
Achieving your GOAL: A case study of three learners

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This chapter reports on a yearlong case study of three learners at Kanda University of International Studies in Japan. Analysing data from learner portfolios, interviews and reflective reports, the chapter highlights the importance of the self-directed learner both setting relevant goals in order to have a positive influence on his/her learning strategies and motivation, and then creating a unique learning plan to achieve these goals.

Keywords: goal setting; self-directed learning; motivation; learning plan; metacognitive strategy

Chapter.  4728 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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