What does this section include?
The strategies in this section focus on making sure that students can see themselves making progress toward academic and life goals, and understand how the two are related. These strategies engage students in reflecting on their goals, identifying signs of progress, monitoring their learning, and celebrating accomplishments.
What is the connection between seeing progress and persistence?
Accomplishment is highly motivational. Research on self-efficacy (Bandura, 1994), as well as the research looking at supports to adult learner persistence, finds that students who experience a sense of achievement and success are more likely to persist. The work of the adult educator is to provide students with opportunities to succeed on challenging tasks that meet short-term goals, while also keeping attention on longer term needs and aims that students have as individuals and as members of communities.
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