Self-Evaluation

Last Updated: February 23rd, 2017

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Overview

Self-evaluation refers to reviewing one’s own performance critically. Self-evaluations can be done individually or in the context of a larger review.

Application to All Courses

Assessment

  • Instructors can use student evaluations to assess student participation.
  • Instructors can give feedback to students on their self evaluation to encourage critical thinking, setting goals, and tips to improve learning.

Instructor Evaluation:

  • Instructors can gain knowledge about what works and what does not work to improve their future teaching methods, class environment, and work structure.
  • Instructors can use student evaluations to see where they can modify their class to improve learning in areas that students feel they are lacking.

Student Evaluation:

  • Students can gain knowledge about how to improve learning, study, participation, and communication skills.
  • Self-evaluation shifts the responsibility of learning and assessment of learning to the student.

Getting Started

  • Self-evaluation refers to reviewing one’s own performance critically.
  • When asking a student to evaluate their own work it is often necessary to provide the student with a rubric to establish what they are evaluating.
  • There are various tools and techniques available for students when self-evaluating including:

Additional Resources

Articles–Journal and Academic

Articles–Blogs, Websites, Wikis

For more information on tools and techniques available to assist in self-evaluation visit:

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