How will my students know what they know, can do and plan for next steps?

"The most important single factor influencing learning is what the learner already knows. Ascertain this and teach … accordingly." (Ausubel et al, 1978)


  • ensure student ownership of learning:
    • ask students to "convince yourself, convince a friend, convince a sceptic"
    • self-reflection and goal-setting: "What am I learning? How am I doing with my learning? Where to next? What will help me get there?"
    • self-assessment involving the curricular competencies
    • self and peer descriptive feedback
    • students choose evidence of their learning
    • students examples as anchors
    • co-create criteria with students


Ensure student ownership of learning

10 ways to encourage students to take responsibility for their learning… _ What Ed Said.pdf

Self reflection and goal setting


Student Reflection November 2015.pdf

Self and Peer Learning.pdf


Self and peer descriptive feedback

Descriptive Feedback.pdf

Educational Leadership:Feedback for Learning:Seven Keys to Effective Feedback.pdf

Students choose evidence of their learning

Assessment For Learning - Assessment Info Bank for 5107.pdf

Kelly Vogstand.docx

Co-create criteria with students

Learning Intentions.pdf

Providing Criteria.docx