Rethinking Goals and Motivation

Ramona Kunkel

Rethinking Goals and Motivation

Adult literacy programs have used goal setting and other techniques to inspire and motivate students. Research suggests that students might be better served if we found some alternatives to goal setting, or at least used a different approach, and if we rethink what we think about motivating our students. The presenter will cover why traditional goal setting may not be as helpful to our students as we thought. Some alternatives to the approach we take and what strategies could be more productive will also be discussed with focus on motivation.