Motivation and Persistence for Adult Learners, Session 1


Goals for This Module

There are a number of research-based strategies for helping adults persist in reaching their education goals. The goal of this module is to expose teachers to nine of these strategies, provide opportunities for practice, and encourage the incorporation of these strategies into instructional practice.

Goals of Session 1

The goal of this session is for participants to understand what self-efficacy is and feel ready to incorporate several strategies related it into their instructional practice.

Objectives for Session 1

By the end of Session 1, participants will be able to:

  • explain how self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-efficacy differ;
  • describe at least two ways of building growth mindset in learners;
  • demonstrate ability to manage learner errors and reframe feedback;
  • model three learning strategies; and
  • provide supportive feedback on assessment results.