Setting Objectives and Providing Feedback

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Setting objectives and providing feedback have been found to greatly enhance students' progress. Setting objectives helps students understand that activities are related to specific learning goals. Learning goals should narrow what students focus on, without being too specific. Also, students should be encouraged to personalize the goals. Providing feedback helps students understand how they are progressing towards meeting those goals. Feedback should be corrective, timely, and specific to criterion. Also, students should be able to provide some of their own feedback. Setting objectives and providing feedback are non-negotiable -- that is, they should be present in every classroom activity.


Read and Reflect

  1. Read about Setting Objectives and Providing Feedback from the Northwest Educational Technology Consortium.
  2. Go to the Read and Reflect section on your Setting Objectives and Providing Feedback wiki page. Describe how you are currently implementing this strategy in your classroom with or without technology. Then share new insights or ideas you gained from this reading.

Apply and Reflect

  1. Learn about Rubistar and how it can be used for setting objectives and providing feedback.
  2. Complete the Apply and Reflect section on your Setting Objectives and Providing Feedback wiki page. Show evidence that you completed the activity and share ways this tool is applicable to your curriculum.