This article looks at the importance of student self-assessment as a way to give students voice while developing metacognition and self-awareness. The article provides various age-appropriate strategies for helping students develop the ability to exercise their ability for independent learning and goal-setting.Source:
Starr Sackstein, Education Week, May 26, 2016Description:
Understanding how we learn best is one of the keys to growth as human beings. This essential metacognitive skill is not innate and must be modeled and taught in school starting as early as possible. The way it looks for different age groups will be different, obviously as younger students are not always cognitively ready to do this kind of thinking. However with the right scaffolds in place, reflection and self-assessment can be a rich way to extend the depth of independent learning and also aid in informing the teacher about valuable data around growth and understanding.
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