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In order to gain a more rounded view of performance and activities, students were able to formally provide feedback by completing a document.  The students were asked to grade the overall lessons in terms of success, if the task was interesting and engaging, were the objectives clear and did they feel the environment was supportive.The students were also asked if they thought there was something that I should be able to improve upon in respect of the lessons and also what I could be able to improve upon for my overall performance.

Examples of these documents are included below.

Feedback from Student No Feedback from Student No 2Feedback from Student No 3Feedback from Student No 4
The feedback for the students rated the activities and learning well indicating that they felt they had learned during the process.  The students also commonly felt that I could improve the instruction on the lessons activities.  This involved taking time to address the material with the class and this feedback also related to that provided by my mentor.  My own self-assessment indicated that this was something I also agreed with and would be able to improve upon.

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The other valuable piece of feedback provided by the students related to the use of my voice with authority to control the class.  Students noted that I did not always speak loudly and firmly enough during the lessons and this too related to my own self-assessment.

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Self-assessment was a vital piece of the process while conducting the professional placement activity.  The self-assessment process included formal feedback and information feedback from a variety of sources.  This was important in order to be able to continue to learn and improve on the next lesson.

A part of the self-assessment process included the gathering of feedback from two main sources and in a range of formats illustrated in Figure 1 below.  The self-assessment process was continual process by which feedback was sought from those around me, it was included into my own assessment.

My process for self-assessment was to read all  the material that was provided such as the attached document that was provided to my mentor to obtain the formal feedback. FeedbackLesson1 .  This feedback as also then discussed with my mentor which included what happened, thoughts on the process and areas for improvement. Each part of the assessment process included an area for self-assessment through the completion of sections of the form.

The second assessment document is included in this document –  FeedbackLesson2

The third assessment document is included in this document –  FeedbackLesson3

The fourth assessment document is included in this document – FeedbackLesson4

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