Short post description: If we want students to become visible learners and to truly be their own teachers, we need to teach them how to use self-questioning to guide their learning.
From the series: Developing Students’ Ownership of Learning—from a Distance, too!
Post #6: Recognizing Learning Through Self-Questioning
Well, we’ve come to the end of our series on assessment-capable, visible learners. This is the last entry focused on the teacher and student materials we developed to teach students how to take increased responsibility for their learning. We hope that these materials have been useful as you transitioned to distance learning with your students. Having said that, we hope the resources build habits with students that they can use irrespective of their learning environment.
Self-Questioning is a Powerful Tool
The final resource we’ll provide teaches students to use self-questioning to guide their learning. Self-questioning is another powerful tool that transcends the learning environment. Students can self-question in a school building or online, if they have been taught to do so and are provided the space and encouragement to practice.
Ideally, assessment-capable learners take responsibility to teach others. We hope that the lessons we have provided thus far have encouraged students to take more responsibility for their learning and that you will share with them their responsibility to teach other people. After all, when you teach someone else, you get a chance to learn again.
In these pages, we focus on helping students develop a habit of self-questioning.