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ERIC Number: ED365116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 10
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Student Generated Goals: A Pilot Project.
Griffee, Dale T.
In the context of generating research on student-generated goals, this paper asks: (1) whether Japanese students studying in Japan can articulate their own learning goals for a university level, general conversation course; and (2) what procedures are helpful in student goal setting. Subjects were 50 second year Japanese English conversation students in Japan; 10 male high school exchange students (aged 17-18 years) from Canada served as a comparison group. Two goal exercises were administered to subjects. Data show that prior to instruction, most Japanese students have some understanding of what goals and objectives are and how they function, that a small minority of students have no idea of goals and objectives, and that the Japanese students find the idea of goal setting for class new and difficult. It is helpful to the goal-setting process if students are encouraged to formulate specific, rather than vague, goals. (Contains 3 references.) (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Japan