Learning Activity

Self-assessment on skills | Reflection moments

Enable scaffolded self-assessment for student skill development
Created by Pedagogy Team at FeedbackFruits
Learning outcome:
Critical thinking
Prep time:
Low (<10 min)
Activity type(s):
Academic paper
Written report
Group project
Oral presentation

Why this learning activity?

Learning activities targeting high-order skills like this one can help you activate students more effectively. This activity will help you with:

Self-assessment skills

Students will develop the ability to accurately assess their own abilities and performance.

Goal setting

Students will learn to set meaningful and achievable goals based on their self-assessment.


Students will enhance their self-regulatory processes, improving their ability to manage their learning and performance.


Activity steps

1. Read instructions: Carefully go through the provided instructions to understand the requirements of this self-assessment activity. Pay attention to any specific guidelines or criteria mentioned by the instructor.

2. Review your own skills: Evaluate your own skills based on the criteria and rubrics set by the instructor. Reflect on your performance in various areas, identifying strengths and areas for improvement. This step is designed to help you become more aware of your own capabilities and to promote self-regulated learning.

3. Read received feedback: Review the feedback provided by your instructor. Reflect on their comments to understand how your self-assessment compares to their evaluation. Use this feedback to make any necessary adjustments and to further develop your skills.

Activity setup

FeedbackFruits tool(s) used:

Student reflection and assessment of their own abilities is crucial to their development. When students self-assess they are able to identify the discrepancies between their current and desired performance. Allowing them to better set goals, and engage in strong self-regulatory processes.

In this activity:

Guided Learning Experience: The goal is to give students a scaffolded learning experience. As an educator, you can provide guiding instructions throughout the activity and attach criteria that students should anchor their assessment to. Providing several of these low-stake moments throughout a course may help keep students engaged and familiarize themselves with the assessment criteria, leaving them ready for high-stake moments.

Monitoring Performance: If your goal is to create moments throughout the course where students reflect, monitor their performance, and self-assess either more openly or on a specific set of criteria, this template is a great starting point.


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