ERIC Number: EJ1007510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
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Improving the Achievement, Motivation, and Engagement of Students with ADHD: The Role of Personal Best Goals and Other Growth-Based Approaches
Martin, Andrew J.
Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, v23 n1 p143-155 Jun 2013
In light of recent evidence suggesting the academic benefits of personal best (PB) goals for students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), this article explores practical approaches to implementing PB goals in the counselling and classroom context. Beginning with a brief summary of how and why PB goals impact academic outcomes and the relevance of this to students with ADHD, concrete steps to implementing PB goals are described. Following this, the broader concept of academic growth is discussed, along with some guidance as to how to operationalise growth approaches with students. Taken together, a greater focus on academically at-risk students' personal trajectories is suggested as a potentially fruitful approach to enhancing their educational outcomes.
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Outcomes of Education, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Educational Objectives, Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement, School Counseling, Achievement Gains
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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