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Reflection, practice and evaluation

Reflection

How might the setting of learning targets encourage students to take responsibility for their learning?

  • How might the setting of learning targets serve to develop self-esteem and motivation in students?
  • How often do you involve your students in setting learning targets? Are they SMART targets?
  • Would it be possible to introduce student-led conferences at your school?
  • What infrastructure would need to be in place?
  • What might be a possible plan for staged implementation?
  • Which other student self-assessment strategies are you interested in implementing in your own classroom? How might you go about doing this

Practice

  • Look back on a lesson you have taught recently. Try to decide where in that lesson you might have been able to create opportunities for student self-assessment. What form would that self-assessment take?
  • Look ahead to a lesson you will teach in the near future. Decide where in that lesson you can create opportunities for student self-assessment. What form will that self-assessment take?
  • Choose a student self-assessment strategy to implement over a period of months. Keep a record of student response and any improvement in student independence and willingness to accept responsibility for learning.

Evaluation

Share your experiences of implementing a student self-assessment strategy and review the effectiveness of the implementation.