Summary: planning for formative opportunities
Reflecting on what you are learningTrying to take in new ideas and embed them into your practice is not easy. However, we stress the importance of critical reflection if you want to translate these ideas into practice, and also if you want to be effective in making changes in what you do. We recommend that you keep a personal record of all your work on the course, as a resource for refreshing your memory and continuing to refine your practice in the future. You can use a weekly reflection grid to help you.
Using the Reflection GridUse a blank copy of the reflection grid (Word Doc) for each week. A Google Doc version is also available.Take a look at our example (PDF) of how you might complete the grid. We hope you find it a useful tool to help you in your learning journey, so that when you go online and you start to talk with others, you’ve got ideas to share.
Reflecting on this weekUse your reflection grid to capture your contributions and thoughts this week. You may like to refer back to:
- What limits your planning for learning?
- Learning evidence collection is not the beginning or the end
- Your decision-driven evidence collection practice
Course Q&A opportunitiesAs the course progresses, you may find answers to your questions. However, on all courses for teachers from the National STEM Learning Centre, we provide you the opportunity to ask the educators more detailed questions about the course. Share your outstanding questions from your reflection grids or an issue specific to your teaching context.Post these in the Q&A session:
- Step 5.12 – post questions before 10 August 2020.
Planning for Learning: Formative Assessment
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