Term

Spring 5-12-2016

Capstone

Thesis

Degree Name

MAEd

Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair

Rachel Endo

Secondary Advisor/Reader One

Valeria Laitinen

Peer-Reviewer/Reader Two

Allison McKay

Abstract

This capstone explored how student goal setting and self-monitoring of progress impacted the self-efficacy of twenty third-grade students at an international school in Eastern Europe. Pre- and post-study data included an attitudinal survey to document levels of self-efficacy, student-created goals, and one-on-one interviews with six students. For a ten-week period, the participants monitored their academic progress towards meeting their goals on a biweekly basis. The findings suggested that student-led goal setting improved students’ overall levels of self-efficacy, as the students were better able to identify positive academic behaviors, address academic concerns, create plans to resolve specific challenges, and identify new learning opportunities.

Research Methodology

Action Research, Case Study, Survey

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