To explore the extent to which sharing learning intentions influences feelings of engagement
To explore the extent to which sharing learning intentions or success criteria influences feelings of engagement for pupils.
Evidence and reflection
The simple method here is to ask the pupils. Having taught a lesson, or seen one taught (pupils will often ‘open up’ more to someone who is not their own teacher), select a small group of children – ask them some or all of the following:
- What was the lesson mainly about?
- What did they think that they were supposed to be learning and what did they think that they learned?
- Do they see any connections with other work that they have done in the same subject?
- Do they see any connections with work that they have done in other subjects?
- Did they enjoy the lesson?
- If the lesson was being taught again to a similar group how could it be improved?
Review what you have learned about the pupils’ views. Share your findings with the class teacher if they were not ‘your’ pupils. What are the implications for the future?