Student Self assessment

Posted on May 12, 2012

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http://teacherleaders.typepad.com/the_tempered_radical/2012/05/selfassessment-assessment.html

This reminds me of the interesting phenomenon that happens when you get kids to make class rules:  they tend to be strict.  This teacher had the students assess their own work.

He notes that many students say they’ve never done it — which surprises him, because that’s what practiced, effective learners do… oops, they’re not practiced, effective learners yet.

When we complain about the lack of commitment from our adult learners, we need to remember that many of them have had many more years of practicing passive habits; at least, we need to call attention to the benefits of commitment (so that, f’rinstance, if you’ve been coming to class regularly… doin’ the work… asking the questions… but you get the time wrong for the final, somebody just might cut you a break — which just happened.)

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