Setting goals

Clear learning intentions and goals clarify what success looks like

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Key elements of Setting goals
  • Based on assessed student needs
  • Goals are presented clearly so students know what they are intended to learn
  • Can focus on surface and/or deep learning
  • Challenges students relative to their current level of understanding
  • Links to explicit assessment criteria

Effective educators set and communicate clear lesson goals to help learners understand the success criteria, commit to the learning, and provide the appropriate mix of success and challenge.

What will I learn and how will I know?

Educators plan learning activities that support multiple ways to demonstrate, visualise and communicate learning. Using a shared learning vocabulary enables educators and learners to communicate what successful numeracy learning is, using criteria understood by all.

Learners can describe progress towards the numeracy learning goal, articulate what success looks like and are able to seek specific assistance, respond to, and give feedback.

For learners, a focus on demonstrating progress towards a numeracy learning goal provides opportunities to reflect on and monitor their own numeracy learning. For educators, this focus provides opportunities to gather formative assessment data to inform their immediate and future practice.

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