Reflection: The action of intentionally considering our learning throughout the process with the purpose of sharing learning, exploring challenges and tracking the progress of goal completion and setting. This activity focuses on metacognition and understanding ourselves as learners.
Self-assessment: The process of determining success based on predetermined criteria and providing evidence to support our own assessment of our own work.
Elements of reflection (see below for more details)
- A clear explanation of what the assignment was asking
- Exploration of process of completion
- Demonstration of learning aligned with success criteria or standards
- Discussion of challenges faced and what students would do differently
- Self-assessment aligned with criteria and evidence
Ways to use reflection and self-assessment:
- Students can use reflection and self-assessment to set goals and track progress of goals.
- Students can use reflection as a means for self-advocacy
- Teachers can use reflection and self-assessment for more differentiated feedback
- Teachers can use reflection and self-assessment for making instructional decisions
- Teachers can use reflection and self-assessment for small group instruction
- To allow students to fill the gaps of what we see in their learning and what isn’t being shown through the designed assessment
- To give students an opportunity to share their voices and thoughts about learning
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