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Success Criteria
Why Are Learning Objectives and Success Criteria Important?   ‘ If learners are to take more responsibility for their own ...
Why Are Success Criteria Important? <ul><li>Improve understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Empower pupils </li></ul><ul><li>Encou...
What Are Success Criteria? ‘…  success criteria summarise the key steps or ingredients the student needs in order to fulfi...
Effective Success Criteria… <ul><li>are  linked  to the learning objective; </li></ul><ul><li>are specific to an activity;...
Effective Success Criteria <ul><li>I will be successful if: </li></ul><ul><li>set the scene in the opening paragraph; </li...
Additional Examples <ul><li>Remember to… </li></ul><ul><li>count from the minute hand </li></ul><ul><li>stop where the min...
Recapping the Benefits <ul><li>How does the use of Learning Objectives and Success Criteria benefit pupils? </li></ul>
Benefits for Pupils   (Findings from Teacher Researchers) ‘ Children are more focused and interested, creating a positive ...
Benefits for Teachers   (Findings from Teacher Researchers) ‘ Sharing learning intentions and success criteria at the begi...
Summary <ul><li>To take more responsibility for their own learning, pupils need to know: </li></ul><ul><li>what  they are ...
Summary cont. <ul><li>Using Learning Objectives and Success Criteria: </li></ul><ul><li>creates more self-motivated pupils...
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T&L Success Criteria

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T&L Success Criteria

  1. 1. Success Criteria
  2. 2. Why Are Learning Objectives and Success Criteria Important? ‘ If learners are to take more responsibility for their own learning, then they need to know what they are going to learn, how they will recognise when they have succeeded and why they should learn it in the first place.’ - (An Intro to AfL, Learning Unlimited, 2004) Learning Objectives ‘ What ’ and ‘ Why ’ Success Criteria ‘ How to recognise success’
  3. 3. Why Are Success Criteria Important? <ul><li>Improve understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Empower pupils </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage independent learning </li></ul><ul><li>Enable accurate feedback </li></ul>
  4. 4. What Are Success Criteria? ‘… success criteria summarise the key steps or ingredients the student needs in order to fulfil the learning intention – the main things to do, include or focus on.’ - Shirley Clarke
  5. 5. Effective Success Criteria… <ul><li>are linked to the learning objective; </li></ul><ul><li>are specific to an activity; </li></ul><ul><li>are discussed and agreed with pupils prior to undertaking the activity; </li></ul><ul><li>provide a scaffold and focus for pupils while engaged in the activity; and </li></ul><ul><li>are used as the basis for feedback and peer-/self-assessment. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Effective Success Criteria <ul><li>I will be successful if: </li></ul><ul><li>set the scene in the opening paragraph; </li></ul><ul><li>build up tension/suspense; </li></ul><ul><li>use spooky adjectives and powerful verbs; and </li></ul><ul><li>end with a cliffhanger. </li></ul><ul><li>I will be successful if: </li></ul><ul><li>people enjoy reading my story; and </li></ul><ul><li>it frightens them. </li></ul>Activity: Write a ghost story. Learning Objective: To demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which a narrative can be developed.
  7. 7. Additional Examples <ul><li>Remember to… </li></ul><ul><li>count from the minute hand </li></ul><ul><li>stop where the minute hand finishes </li></ul><ul><li>count in fives </li></ul><ul><li>go clockwise </li></ul><ul><li>Remember to… </li></ul><ul><li>include opening and closing statements </li></ul><ul><li>give reasons for and against </li></ul><ul><li>use evidence to support </li></ul><ul><li>use language to persuade </li></ul>To understand how to calculate the passing of time in 5-minute intervals. To understand the ways in which to present an argument.
  8. 8. Recapping the Benefits <ul><li>How does the use of Learning Objectives and Success Criteria benefit pupils? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Benefits for Pupils (Findings from Teacher Researchers) ‘ Children are more focused and interested, creating a positive learning culture. Their self-esteem is improving also.’ ‘ We have given children the vocabulary to discuss their own work.’ ‘ Success can now be achieved by all, even the weakest children!’ ‘ Pupils are beginning to talk more about how they are learning rather than what they are learning.’
  10. 10. Benefits for Teachers (Findings from Teacher Researchers) ‘ Sharing learning intentions and success criteria at the beginning of the lessons has resulted in teacher and pupils working more in partnership towards a common goal.’ ‘ I’m more sensitive to individuals’ needs/achievements.’ ‘ Relationships between teacher and pupils are warmer and more positive.’ ‘ My planning is more effective/focused/ thoughtful.’
  11. 11. Summary <ul><li>To take more responsibility for their own learning, pupils need to know: </li></ul><ul><li>what they are going to learn; </li></ul><ul><li>how they will recognise when they have succeeded; and </li></ul><ul><li>why they should learn it in the first place. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Summary cont. <ul><li>Using Learning Objectives and Success Criteria: </li></ul><ul><li>creates more self-motivated pupils; </li></ul><ul><li>empowers pupils to become independent learners; </li></ul><ul><li>improves understanding; and </li></ul><ul><li>can help focus feedback. </li></ul><ul><li>This isn’t all new </li></ul><ul><li>but we need to be more systematic about using these approaches in our classrooms. </li></ul>

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