Dylan Wiliam presents 5 Key Strategies for Assessment for Learning. Activating students as instructional resources for one another is one of these.
The following information is from the following article Activating Learners as Instructional Resources.
Why should we develop our students ability to help other students?
- Motivation: The teacher structures the process so it is in a student’s interest to help others.
- Social Capital: Students perception of their value to others increases.
- Better Understanding: When you have to teach others, you have to understand an idea clearly. The stronger students improve by having to teach and the less competent improve because they have a second teacher.
- Activating learners as instructional resources for each other clearly helps learning in the short terms because it resolves questions more quickly and provides more feedback, both of which help learning right now.
Click HERE to read how questioning can help students be instructional resources for one and other.
Dylan Wiliam presents 5 Key Strategies for Assessment for Learning. Activating students as owners of their own learning is one of these. How often do we get our students to reflect on their learning asking them to self assess on a regular basis? How worthwhile is it to do this?
The following information is from a blog post titled Self-Regulation of Learning Leads to Student Performance Improvement written by Kelly Goodrich. This can be read in full here.
- For students to become actively engaged with the learning process they need guidelines and opportunities to learn and engage in self-assessment.
- Engaging in the process of thinking about and assessing their own learning and then using feedback to improve requires students to take responsibility for their learning.
- Students who are provided with regular opportunities and encouragement to engage in self-assessment are more likely to attribute their learning to internal beliefs i.e they feel they can impact on their own learning through effort and study (growth mindset).
Click HERE to see how one teacher scaffolds to help her students to self assess.