In lecture this week, we discussed the second phase of SRL (goal setting & planning) as well as the central component to SRL (self-monitoring). Goals are important because they guide you in selecting the best strategies for your task and give you a standard against which you can monitor your task progress. In order to be effective in SRL, your goals need to be specific about 4 key criteria: Timeframe, Action(s), Standard, and Content/Concepts (TASC). Today's lab gives you a chance to create and evaluate TASC goals and to monitor how you use them over the next week.
Just like last week, today ’s lab activities help you to apply the SRL cycle in your own learning, think about and evaluate how well you go about self-regulating your learning when you study, practice setting high quality TASC goals critical for self-regulated learning.
Today ’s lab starts with the second PPT. Weekly PPTs guide you in engaging in the self-regulated learning cycle by (b) Monitoring how well things went last week (successes as well as the difficulties you encountered while trying to achieve the goal you set last week. By doing this you can identify reoccurring problems that you ’re having and make better plans to avoid them). You can review your PPT from last week linked under resources on this page. (a) It also helps you to plan for this week by setting a TASC goal for something you need to do in another course (could be for a formal assignment - goal you need to achieve as part of working on a homework set, exam, test, paper…could be informal task like a goal you need to achieve in a lecture, a reading, etc. Again just a reminder that even though we use the quiz tool in moodle -none of the lab work is a quiz. There are no right or wrong answers. But to make PPTs work for you (and get your lab mark), you need to be thoughtful and reflective in your PPT Just a hint- point form is not thoughtful or reflective. If it takes you less than 10-15 minutes to do a PPT, you should be digging deeper in order to make these reflections really WORK for you. Second, now that you have learned what effective goal setting is, you should be setting TASC goals in your PPT in order to get them to actually work for you (and to ge the lab mark). When you are finished click 'submit all and finish ’ You can also save your work by clicking “save without submitting” and return to it at any time.
In this activity, we will start working on setting really effective TASC goals. As you know, goal setting is the second phase of the SRL cycle, but not all goals are equally effective. To be really effective, goals need to be TASC goals: Goals are different than the things you find on a to-do list. T mean the goal should explain what you want to do in a 2 hour timeframe (maximum - so not spread out over the week) A means the goal should explain the speciifc action you will take to learn/remember the information (identify, explain, compare and contrast S means the goal should provide you with a standard (or some way to know if and how well you ’ve achieved the goal) C means the goal should explain what specific course material/content or course concepts you want to learn. In the past, ED-D 101 students who set good TASC goals, were more confident in their ability to achieve their goals and reported actually attaining their goals more. However, learning how to set TASC goals takes some practice before it becomes second nature. A great way to do this is to (a) practice revising other people's goals and and (b) see others break down goals into TASC goals. SO In this activity, you'll view 3 goals written by previous ED-D 101 students in their PPTs. Your job is to evaluate their quality, assess whether or not they meet the TASC criteria, and re-write each of them to make them a TASC goal. When you re-write the goals, you might have to leave out information included in the original goal, make up new information missing from the original goal, or rephrase information provided. Try your best to work through this activity alone
The second lab activity asks you to complete the Strategy Learning Questionnaire (or SLQ) The SLQ is designed to help you assess your self-regulate your learning in terms of the things you do before, during, and after studying. Your scores on this questionnaire will let you know where your strengths and weaknesses as a self-regulated learner lie. To complete the SLQ, think of a recent study session you did for a test/exam. When you answer the questions, think about that specific study session. Remember, there are no right or wrong answers, so be honest! The SLQ is completed in a tool called WebQ. You must complete this questionnaire all at one time (I.e. you can ’t close your work and return to it later). Your WebQ login name is the first part of your preferred email address in the UVic system (i.e. everything before the @ symbol) The password is edd101 If you have problems logging in, contact me and I will give you a login. You may not have one if you registered late. When youre ready complete the SQL by clicking the link in the green box The Help with WebQ resource walks you through accessing the questionnaire step by step. .
The next lab activity asks you to report your SLQ results and interpret and reflect on what they mean for you in SLQ Reflection. Your scores on the SLQ questionnaire let you know where your strengths and weaknesses as a self-regulated learner lie. on a range of activities involved in before, during and after studying. For each activity you are given two types of scores intent scores (or what you intended to do when you studied for each of these aspects) Engagement scores (or what you really did when you studied for each of these aspects) In the SLQ Reflection activity asks you to record your scores in a table, and answer some questions that prompt you to think about what your scores mean in terms of 1) Whether there a good match between what you intended to do and what you really did? 2) what were your studying strengths were overall (or the types of things you thought were important and scored highly on 3) And what your studying weaknesses were (or the kinds of things you thought were important but scored low on) When you are ready, click on the SLQ reflection activity. To complete the reflection, make sure your name is selected in the left drop down menu at the top of the wiki and click the “edit” tab at the top of the wiki.
That concludes Lab 2. Here is an overview of this weeks lab activities to help you keep track of what you have submitted. Remember all lab activities are due Friday except the Task Analysis team discussion is due next Tuesday. Don ’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. And have a great week!
Lab2 fall 2012
Lab 2: Goal Setting & Monitoring
Lab 2 Activity Overview <ul><li>Apply SRL in your own learning </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Weekly Personal Planning Tool ( PPT) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Assess strengths & weaknesses in your SRL </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic Learning Questionnaire in WebQ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Learn how to set good goals for SRL </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Goal Setting Activity </li></ul></ul></ul>
<ul><li>PPTs guide you to engage in the SRL cycle each week by </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinking back (Monitor how things went) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinking ahead (Plan/Set goals for this week) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make PPTS work for you </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thoughtful and reflective answers! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Should take you 10-15 minutes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From this point on: TASC goals </li></ul></ul>Weekly Personal Planning Tool (PPT) Activity: Complete Week 2 PPT! Resource: Review Last Week ’ s PPT
<ul><li>Setting TASC goals takes practice </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate 3 goals written by previous ED-D 101 students </li></ul><ul><li>Re-write them as high quality TASC goals </li></ul><ul><li>Normally you would be doing this work with a partner in lab, but try your best to work through it alone today! </li></ul>Goal Setting Activity Activity: Goal Evaluation Activity Resource: Your Lecture Notes & Help for TASC goals
<ul><li>Think of 1 instance where you studied for an exam in the past. How well did you self-regulate your learning? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete the SLQ in WebQ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Login: first part of your preferred email address (I.e. everything before the @ symbol) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Password: edd101 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Next up: View and interpret your scores </li></ul></ul>Strategic Learning Questionnaire (SLQ) Activity: Complete the SLQ Resource: Help with WebQ
<ul><li>What do your scores mean? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intent Scores </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engagement Scores </li></ul></ul><ul><li>View Your Scores </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Login to WebQ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click “view responses” next to the SLQ questionnaire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose “Chart” --> Your scores are in red </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SLQ Reflection activity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click “Edit” at the top of the wiki. Record your scores in the table and answer the questions below </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confused? View Help with WebQ </li></ul></ul>Strategic Learning Questionnaire (SLQ) Activity: Interpret your scores in the SLQ Reflection
Lab 2 Activity Review <ul><li>Weekly Personal Planning Tool (PPT) </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Learning Questionnaire (SLQ) </li></ul><ul><li>SLQ reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Goal Setting Activity </li></ul>Have a Great Week!!