STAGE 5: EVALUATING AND REFLECTING
The ‘Evaluate’ phase provides an opportunity for students to review and reflect on their own learning and new understanding and skills. It is also when students provide evidence for changes to their understanding, beliefs and skills.
Evaluate Step 5.1 Think back and evaluate
Suggested Subject Area: Literacy
To provide students with opportunities to:
To provide teachers with:
You will need:
Ask students to think back over the unit and evaluate their learning. Begin by modelling reflective writing through a whole class learning log. Alternatively, you could model your own entry ‘thinking aloud’ as you write.
Provide students with a set of focus questions for their writing:
Ask students to reflect to see whether they achieved their goal of describing a more sustainable or adaptation practice or designing a sustainable project or idea at the school or in the classroom while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Ask students to identify current difficulties people in their community have to deal with regarding the environment in a changing climate. This might include drought, tidal surges, flooding, high salinity, large populations of insects, weeds etc.
What makes each situation a ‘difficulty’? Invite students to consider whether the situation can be fixed or whether our way of life must change to cope with it. Ask students to provide a possible response to the issue that could reduce its impact.
Learning logs are ideal to assist students to reflect on their learning and can provide a source of data for assessment. They can provide teachers with an insight into student’s understandings and attitudes as well as their perceptions of their own strengths and weaknesses.