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Owning the learning process through self-reflection

Is the ideal student a student who is self-directing, goal-oriented, motivated and owns their learning process? There is no magical solution for bringing up these kinds of learners, but all of these qualities can be supported through systematic self-assessment. If a student adopts a critical and honest way of reflecting on their working and learning process, they are guaranteed to be on the path of continuous learning. With Qridi, teachers can make structured self-reflection a daily routine for students.

Teaching the ability to self-assess is one of the cornerstones of successful formative assessment. However, students are not expected to automatically know how to perform self-assessments but that it needs to be practised as part of all subjects. Each tool of Qridi has an integral self-assessment component. Students evaluate their performance in tasks, how they accomplish their goals and their own emotions in different situations, for instance.

Practising self-assessment

Self-assessments support learning the best when they are performed regularly and directed at the learning and working process. Did I do my homework properly? Did I focus? Did I try my best? Did I remember to pay attention to the accuracy of my working? Self-assessments focused on the end product or exam grades do not necessarily remind the student about the things they need to focus on in order to succeed better next time. At their best, self-assessments guide the student to identify their strengths and accomplishments. It is important to remember that self-assessments are part of formative assessment and do not affect the student’s grades. If this is communicated to the students clearly enough, they have no reason to cheat in the self-assessments.

Many teachers who use Qridi arrange self-assessment surveys about the working or research skills related to different subjects and goals related to values and attitudes that are difficult to assess with conventional exams. Some teachers instruct their students to evaluate their well-being or progress in extensive expertise skills. Qridi stores the self-assessment data and makes it possible to illustrate it easily and visually through trend charts and the colourful table view of the task list.