Reply To: Learners taking responsibility

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Charlainesi
Participant

Thought I would share how far I have got with building opportunities for pupils to regularly reflect on their own learning.
Working with a colleague, we are trying to integrate simple reflection questions into learning, pupils record these in their reflection log and use the answers to chart their progress and produce next steps for themselves.

At the starts of the new timetable I used the L.A.M.B. (Learning and Motivation Baseline review) to allow pupils to reflect on previous learning experiences and also to allow us to have a 1:1 learning conversation in the first few weeks.

L.A.M.B. (Learning and Motivation Baseline review)
• Your Motivation:
• Your past efforts:
• Your approach to learning:
• Your teachers:
• Good vs bad learning
• Summary:
One to Three things you can do to improve how you study
One to Three things you can do when you get stuck
One to Three things you can do to stay positive and motivated in Chemistry

One of the first co op tasks is to produce a safety video and the reflection used focuses on social skills.

Reflection
How well did I do in this task?

Not very well OK Good Awesome

What role did I take in the team??

What skills do i have that helped my team?

What will I try to do better next time?

This is the standard format I have used this session I have tried to keep it simple and familiar for pupils.

Self reflection
How well did I do today?

Not very well OK Good Awesome

Did you use all the keywords?

How will you do better next time?

Group work
Group Reflection
How well did I do today?

Not very well OK Good Awesome

Did everyone carry out their role?

What advice would you give yourself to improve your group work?

Self reflection of practical work

Self Reflection
How well did I do today?
Not very well OK Good Awesome

How was my practical work?
Not very well OK Good Awesome

How was my write up?
Not very well OK Good Awesome

What can I do better next time?

Reflection against success criteria;
for practical investigations

Reflection
SOLUBILITY
How did I do today
Not very well OK Good Awesome

Next steps
Aim
Variables
Method
Results
Conclusion
Evaluation

for a concept map
Use the success criteria to evaluate your concept map
In your reflection log give yourself 3 stars and 3 wishes

to show progression
What I now know about ….

Using a pyramid
I have used this for investigations that last at least one week, this allows pupils to reflect on a bigger piece of work and set targets for the next investigation.

Reflection
1 target
2 achievements
3 skills
4 rate your learning (1-4)

All of the techniques have been useful, however they become powerful if they are used not just to reflect on today’s learning but also for pupil to chart their progress and start to use these reflections to improve their learning.