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Using the 'Peer feedback and student self-assessment' DVD

The following suggested activities relate to the Student self-assessment section of the DVD.

This DVD is available for purchase from Curriculum Corporation.

Setting learning targets

  • View the classroom footage of the Year 1 class and the teacher and student interviews. Use the SMART acronym to evaluate the target-setting demonstrated in this clip.

Three-way and student-led conferences

(Although the dvd material on these conferences shows practice in a primary school, there is much here to interest secondary teachers as well.)

  • View the Prep three-way conference and the Year 6 student-led conference.

    How do these conferences provide the students with the opportunity to reflect on their learning?

    How do these conferences compare with the traditional parent-teacher interview?
  • View the teacher interview.

    Why, according to the teacher, did this school decide to implement student-led conferences?

    What preparation (of teachers, students and parents) was involved in the implementation of the student-led conferences?

    What follow-up occurred after the conferences?

    (Examine also the proforma developed by the school.)

The use of rubrics in student self-assessment

  • View the classroom footage of the Year 9 class and examine the process used by this teacher to introduce students to rubric design and purpose.
  • View the teacher and student interviews.

    Respond to the claims made by the interviewees regarding the value of using rubrics as part of the learning process.

    How might this process, or a modification of this process, be used at other year levels for the same purpose?

Other self-assessment strategies

  • View Preparing for tests: Year 9

    How does the practice described by this teacher demonstrate the link between feedback and student self-assessment?
  • View Student-designed tests: Year 9

    What, according to this teacher, are the learning advantages of giving students responsibility for the design of tests?
  • View Managing personal learning

    Discuss the way in which the management of personal learning can be seen as part of the broader definition of student self-assessment.

    What are some ways teachers can assist students, at all year levels, to develop independent management of their own learning?