The big question – Have the students reached the learning outcomes?
When reading about the model “The 7Cs of Learning Design” I fell for the design of the “Consider” activity. At first I was stucked in the thought of reflection but pretty soon I saw something else – feedback!
It is well known that feedback is a motivating factor so why not try to focus on that I thought…?! The more I read the more I came to like the idea of using all the three types of feedback in the same course. Before I had only thought of using one at a time. Now I´m thinking of redesigning one of my courses with feedback from: me as a teacher, peers and by themselves. The three snap links in the picture to this blog post are suppose to symbolize the three different ways feedback can be given. The hand is the students learning process and as I see it the feedback is some kind of safety-net while achieving learning outcomes. So, by designing a course with different sorts of feedback the conditions for learning should be enhanced.
Learning activity with embedded feedback from me as a teacher could be given the student while reflect upon a case-dilemma. Feedback should be given both during and after discussing the dilemma. The discussion could easily occur on Skype. Another way of getting feedback is from a peer. My idea is that a peer observe another peer while solving a task. Afterwards the student can reflect and give feedback on what went well and what can be done better another time. Maybe a checklist, of how the task is supposed to be accomplished is a good idea? Finally the students may use Gibb´s reflective learning cycle as a structure when giving feedback to themselves.
For next term I will try to design something like this and see how that works out.
1. Conole, G. (2015). The 7Cs of Learning Design.