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ERIC Number: EJ1066298
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-8827
Student Goals: Psychological Perspectives
Muirhead, Brent; Little, Jennifer
Journal on Educational Psychology, v1 n3 p1-7 Nov 2007-Jan 2008
The paper will discuss research insights into student academic goals. Cognitive psychologists have found that effective goal setting procedures involves establishing specific and challenging learning objectives. Students who set difficult goals must be persistent while facing the risk of potential failure that could diminish their intrinsic motivation. Teachers can encourage students to take academic risks by having a supportive classroom climate, creating interesting course work, affirming creative thinking and self-directed goal setting and offering relevant feedback on assignments.
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Language: English
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