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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
Articles–Journal and Academic
- Self-assessment and dialogue: can it improve learning?
- Peer and self-assessment in massive online classes: The authors compare self- and peer-assigned grades with those assigned by teaching staff for a massive online class and discuss their results.
Articles–Blogs, Websites, Wikis
- Self-Assessment–Cornell University Center for Teaching Excellence: Answers the questions what, why, and how self-assessment can be used, and provides several additional resources.
For more information on tools and techniques available to assist in self-evaluation visit: