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Independent Language LearningBuilding on Experience, Seeking New Perspectives$
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Bruce Morrison

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9789888083640

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888083640.001.0001

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Achieving your GOAL: A case study of three learners

Achieving your GOAL: A case study of three learners

(p.103) 7 Achieving your GOAL: A case study of three learners
Independent Language Learning

Tanya McCarthy

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter reports on a yearlong case study of three learners at Kanda University of International Studies in Japan. Analysing data from learner portfolios, interviews and reflective reports, the chapter highlights the importance of the self-directed learner both setting relevant goals in order to have a positive influence on his/her learning strategies and motivation, and then creating a unique learning plan to achieve these goals.

Keywords:   goal setting, self-directed learning, motivation, learning plan, metacognitive strategy

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