ERIC Number: ED466947
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Great Expectations: Setting Targets for Students. The Agency Reports.
This report aims to encourage the wider use of target setting for individual students and trainees in the learning and skills sector, defined as the provision of post-16 further and continuing education and training, funded and inspected in England by the new Learning and Skills Council. Section 1 addresses types of targets for individual students that will be specific, challenging, achievable, and measurable. Section 2 offers a rationale for setting targets. Section 3 focuses on the crucial question of who targets are for--who will gain most from using targets and which types of learner will benefit most from targets. Section 4 describes these three models available for target setting: quantitative, qualitative, and combined (implicit and integrated). Section 5 addresses which approach is best for which learners. Section 6 identifies key features of successful target setting: implementation, learner motivation, teaching and tutoring, management, quantitative approaches, and qualitative and combined approaches. Section 7 is a guide to further resources. (Contains 33 references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Formative Evaluation, Goal Orientation, Individualized Instruction, Learning Motivation, Models, Postsecondary Education, Self Motivation, Standard Setting, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation, Student Responsibility, Teacher Expectations of Students, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship
Learning and Skills Development Agency, Regent Arcade House, 19-25 Argyll Street, London W1F 7LS, United Kingdom. Tel: 020 7297 9000; Fax: 020 7297 9001; Web site: http://www.lsda.org.uk/home.asp. For full text: http://www.lsda.org.uk/files/pdf/ISBN1853386308.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department for Education and Employment, London (England).
Authoring Institution: Learning and Skills Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom