Evaluation - Making Judgements
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We’re not talking about websites here, but ‘What Worked Well!’ Ask your child about the work they completed yesterday, what went well?
How do they know - what criteria are they using to measure their success against?
Evaluation is about making judgements in a systematic way. Here your child is evaluating their own efforts by considering what criteria to judge themselves against.
Be a Critic
Ask your child to write a review of a book or film. Before writing the review, come up with a set of success criteria. E.g. exciting plot, interesting characters.
Here your child is evaluating the work of others against a set of criteria which they have defined. They are making systematic judgements.
My Daily Workout
Ask your child to design a workout for members of their family. Consider what would make a good workout first, and create a success criteria list. Try your child’s workout with your family and ask everyone to evaluate it against the criteria.
Here your child identifies the criteria for evaluation of a successful workout. They receive feedback on their workout against these criteria.
A New Healthy Sandwich
Can your child come up with a sandwich that both tastes great and is healthy? Let them create their sandwich and evaluate it themselves. Have other family members try it and give feedback too.
Here your child has been given a challenge and the criteria against which it
will be evaluated. They self evaluate their own efforts and receive feedback
from family members.
Be an Engineer
Using any construction materials, challenge your child to build the tallest tower. Discuss success criteria - it must stand up on its own for example. Encourage your child to regularly evaluate their tower against the criteria and use this evaluation to make changes.
Your child is regularly evaluating their tower and making use of their ongoing self evaluation to inform changes in their design.