REFLECTION DURING THE PROCESS


PUPILS SHOULD REFLECT ON THEIR LEARNING

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Pupils have to be trained to reflect instead of just give back memorised stuff.
But reflect... about what?




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SEMINAR WORK
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We have also used the carousel brainstorming activity in the English seminar to activate our previous knowledge and reflect on this issue and the following ideas have been some of the contributions:
  • When?: BEFORE and AFTER learning about the topic.
  • Involving pupils in the reflection:
    • Ss can choose their own interests. What do you want to learn? Give options, come to agreements.
    • Let Ss know about objectives
  • Kind of assessment:
    • Ask Ss what they have learned in the session
    • Give them a questionnaire about what they have been working on


Nevertheless, some questions could help us going deeper into this issue:
  • Should they reflect during the process (while learning about the topic)...? How? What would be the aim?
  • Should that reflection relate just to content learning (what they have learned)? What about HOW they learned it, their difficulties, their responsabilities, the quality of their work...?
  • Can you think of other aspects that should be analysed by and with pupils?
  • What they would need for their reflection to be significative?
  • What would the role of the teacher be?


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OTHER RESOURCES
1.- How to involve students in Assessment. Natalie Regier
2.- 10 Ways to Encourage Students' Reflection "What ED Said", a blog
that focuses on teacher learning and the primary grades, created by Edna Sackson, a primary school teacher fron Australia.


3.- 10 Ways to Encourage Students to Take Responsabiity for Their Learning "What ED Said"
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