Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Learning Objectives and Success Criteria

If learners are to take more responsibility for their learning, then they need to know:
·         What they are going to learn
·         Why they should learn it in the first place
·         They will recognise when they have succeeded.
Identifying what the students need to learn and sharing the objectives with the students is essential. How can students learn effectively if they do not know what it is they are learning?
Writing Learning Objectives: a simple 3- step model
¢  Step 1 : Create a stem
            By the end of the lesson you will be able to:
¢  Step 2 : add a verb – an active verb
            E.g. “ use, write “
¢  Step 3 : Determine the actual knowledge /skills/outcome
            E.g. “ use negative verbs “
Ø  By the end of the lesson you will be able to use negative verbs.
Make sure the learning objective is specific and is a skill not an activity.
      X    We are learning to do crossword.     
ü  We are learning vocabulary related to the novel (by doing a crossword.)         
Success Criteria tell students when they have achieved success. They show the learning and thinking strategies required for success.
Writing success criteria: a simple 3- step model
¢  Step 1 : Create a stem
            Success Criteria: I can ……….
¢  Step 2 : add a verb – an active verb
Recognize, respond, add
¢  Step 3 : Determine the evidence of success ( end product / performance )
·         Recognize the verb in a sentence
·         Add the word “not” after the verb in a sentence
·         Respond to questions using negative verbs
 Sharing Learning Objectives and Success Criteria
Learning objectives and success criteria are only useful to the students if they are shared. You should:
·         Use students friendly language
·         Display them on the board and share them verbally

·         Check the success with the students during and at the end of the lesson

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