Monday, May 27, 2013

5 steps to using self-assessment in the classroom

Student: ‘Teacher, am I going to pass this course?’
Me: ‘What do you think? Do you have any thoughts about your performance so far?’
Implementing some kind of self-assessment is a very good thing, as it enables learners to judge the quality of their work. I’ve done this on an ad-hoc basis at times in the past, but using a formal instrument or procedure can work wonders, even if it has no official bearing on the final outcome. According to ‘Student Self-Evaluation: What Research Says and What Practice Shows’, an excellent article by Carol Rolheiser and John A. Rosself I uncovered while thinking about this subject, understanding how to use such tools will help you incorporate self-assessments into your learners’ learning process and enhance their understanding of they are doing. Here are 5 steps to bringing self-assessment into your classes.

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