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- 1.Learner autonomySelf Assessment Paul Kelsall
3. How do you learn ?
- I hear and I forget.
- I see and I remember.
- I do and I understand.
4. The autonomous person 5. The autonomous person
- the one who chooses for himself what to think and what to do.
- Kupfer (1990)
- ADVANCE YOUR INDPENDENCE
- I CAN DO HARD THINGS
- I CAN DO THEM WELL
7. The path to autonomy
- Learner involvement
- Learner reflection
- Appropriate target setting
http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v = gahvJJFaRLw&feature = youtu.be&a 9. What?
- 'Autonomy is the ability to take charge of one's own learning'
- (Holec, 1979).
- 'Autonomy is a capacity for detachment, critical reflection, decision-making, and independent action
- (Little, 1990).
- 'Autonomy is a situation in which the learner is totally responsible for all the decisions concerned with his/her learning and the implementation of those decisions'
- ' A utonomy is characterized by a readiness to take charge of ones own learning in the service of ones needs and purposes.
- (Dam 1995:1)
- situations in which learners study entirely on their own;
- a set of skills which can be learned and applied in self-directed learning;
- an inborn capacity which is suppressed by institutional education;
- the exercise of learners responsibility for their own learning;
- for the right of learners to determine the direction of their own learning
- Encourage students to be interdependent and to work collectively.
- Ask students to keep a diary of their learning experiences.
- Explain teacher/student roles from the outset.
- Progress gradually from interdependence to independence.
- Give the students projects to do outside the classroom.
- Give the students non-lesson classroom duties to perform (taking roll, writing instructions, notices, etc. on the board for the teacher)
- Think of something you are good at I bet you learnt it by self assessment
- http:// www.geoffpetty.com/selfassess.html
13. Self assess
- *set his/her learning goals, identify and develop learning strategies to achieve such goals
- *develop study plans
- *reflect on his/her learning which includes identifying problem areas and means of addressing these problems
- *identify and selects relevant resources and the necessary support
- *assess his/her own progress and define his/her own criteria for evaluating performance and learning (including strategies, materials, etc)
- Chan (2001 )
14. Disadvantages? 15.
- Possible issues
- Validity of student assessment (address this by providing clear learning objectives and marking criteria; have more than one assessor for each piece of work; build in teacher moderation).
- Debate about whether peer assessment should be used for formative assessment only, or can be used summatively.
- Students may allow friendships, rivalry etc, to affect their objectivity.
- Involving students in assessment practices may increase an obsession with grades.