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ERIC Number: EJ886981
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-2166-160X
Self-Assessment: Challenging Students to Take Charge of Learning
Harada, Violet H.
School Library Monthly, v26 n10 p13-15 Jun 2010
Students are frequently unaware that they hold the power of learning in their own hands. Their ability to figure out what they are doing and where they are heading are crucial keys to consciously applying learning strategies, developing effective work habits, and assessing their own performance. The ability to regulate one's own learning means that a person is intrinsically motivated, strategic in approaching problems, and metacognitive in examining one's progress. Self-assessment makes students more aware of their own journey through the stages of genuine inquiry. Being able to assess one's own progress contributes to a student's sense of confidence and self-satisfaction--major elements in motivation. School librarians can promote self-assessment by engaging students in critical reflection as they perform various learning tasks in the library. In this article, the author presents several assessment tools which school librarians can use to help students nurture self-assessment. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A