Metacognitive strategies, specifically reflective assessment, are inherently formative in nature in his meta-analysis research, educational researcher john hattie provides evidence that offering students time for reflection results in their improved retention of learned material, which in turn leads to improved academic achievement. Reflective assessment emphasizes the joint participation of teachers and students in the assessment process consistent with the vision of a teacher being a co-partner and guide in a common enterprise, reflective assessment strategies serve students as well as teachers (dewey, 1964, p 10. Reflective assessment in work-integrated learning: to structure or not to structure, that was our question abstract this paper reports the findings of a research study on whether or not to structure reflective assessment tasks. Reflective assessment is a formative process through which students can experience assessment as a part of learning, rather than as a separate evaluative process over the last decade alternative assessment strategies have become an important part of.
[ back to main what we know page] [ back to squire office home page] what current research says about effective assessment: 1) multiple assessments are needed for an accurate portrait of the academic achievement of all students andrade, h & valtcheva, a (2009. To engage in effective self-assessment on the learning process to demonstrate critical and creative thinking skills these are some questions that may help instructors in assessing the reflective portfolios of students (equipped for the future, 2004). The expectation is that you ground your reflection in both your own observations and the theory and research about learning from courses in your teacher education program you may draw upon specific theories of learning, group work, motivation, conceptions of the discipline you are teaching, classroom management, to name just a few areas.
Reflective practice has also been defined in terms of action research action research, in turn, is defined as a tool of curriculum development consisting of continuous feedback that targets specific problems in a particular school setting (hopkins & antes, 1990. Examples of reflective writing example of reading log here are some examples of reflective writing in education, focusing on school experience rounds edf1302 assessment 2: observation and analysis while on fieldwork, i observed a number of learning situations and while doing this i took notes on the presence of pedagogical dimensions. Reflective journal writing as an alternative assessment nicole williams beery middle school- columbus public schools keywords reflective journal writing, alternative assessment, general music classroom, early adolescence. The nursing education literature highlights reflection and reflective practice as ways to overcome the differences between nursing theory taught in the curriculum and nursing practices in the field, illustrating that nursing students need to develop reflective skills to increase the quality of patient care (nicholl & higgins, 2004.
The purpose of the reflective journal assessment in higher education is to develop students' critical reflection on the learning experience and self-directed learning skills. Classroom assessment, reflection, & feedback the purpose of the study was to see if introducing the instructors to formative assessment techniques (such as using clickers to poll students on their understanding of topics during lectures) would impact the instructors’ attitudes about assessment. The purposes of the present study were two-fold: first, to evaluate whether reflection journal writing was effective in promoting self-reflection and learning, and whether students become better at self-reflection if they engage continuously in reflection journal writing.
Research on the use of student perception surveys in k-12 education has not been extensive however, studies consistently suggest that student surveys are a reliable measure of teacher effectiveness. Reflective practice is the ability to reflect on one's actions so as to engage in a process of continuous learning according to one definition it involves paying critical attention to the practical values and theories which inform everyday actions, by examining practice reflectively and reflexively. Reflective assessment of students' research within an inquiry-based middle school science curriculum paper presented at the annual meeting of the american educational research association.
Reflection is not a new concept in the teaching of higher education and is often an important component of many disciplinary courses despite this, past research shows that while there are examples of rich reflective strategies used in some areas of higher education, most approaches to, and. This ongoing research project, which is currently in development for publication, aims to examine methods for assessing student reflections and thus contributing to a larger body of scholarship around the use of reflective writing in higher education. It enables assessment of the why and how of the learning, and what needs to be done as a result reflection readily follows on from self or peer assessment when students and teachers routinely reflect they will be able to easily describe.
Requiring reflective journal writing as a part of the assessment of student teachers, teacher educators must also model how reflection-on-action and reflection-for-action work. Reflective writing can take a number of forms sometimes it is given as a stand-alone assessment task, for example, when you’re asked to reflect on your own learning in light of educational theory yet, reflective writing in education is more commonly incorporated into other writing tasks, such as essays. Student self assessment and reflection students are an intrinsic part of the information sharing process they can reflect on their learning and be involved in a number of ways.