Self-Knowledge on the Adult Learner's Part
Submitted by RKenyon on February 16, 2015 - 12:32pm
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How much do our learners know about themselves and how they learn? Do they know what barriers stand in their way to be a successful learner? For students with disabilities, and possibly with all students in general, learners may not have this self-knowledge.
Within the assessment process, this is an important component,. Teachers plan a critical role by observing and asking questions that help students see and analyze their skills and challenges.
There are effective tools to get learner input. One that I used is “Analyzing My Learning: Strengths and Struggles,” an adapted version of Screening for Adults with Learning Disabilities. This document has been used as a tool for developing learner self-knowledge. The document was adapted by Margaret Lindop, formerly of the Center for Literacy Studies, The University of Tennessee, 1999, from Screening for Adults with Learning Disabilities: the Role of the Practitioner in the Assessment Process, National Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities (ALLD) Center, Summer, 1998.
I have posted this document under the "Documents" tab for you to review and possibly try with a student, At first glance, what are your thoughts about using such a tool? Would it be helpful to guide your instruction?
Does anyone already use a similar tool? If so, will you share it with the group?
Rochelle Kenyon, SME