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3. What if learners don’t appear to have any strengths?

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Last updated 04 December 2012 16:32 by NZTecAdmin

Every learner has strengths, no matter where they are in relation to the learning progressions. Learners’ strengths are relative to their overall achievement. This means that:

  • learners do not have to show mastery of a skill for it to be a strength
  • a strength is an area of writing that the learner shows they have more control over, or more understanding of, than the other aspects of their writing
  • areas to work on will be those that the learner shows less or little control or mastery of.

Listen to Jocelyn Cook, Principal Researcher at the Australian Council for Educational Research.

JC Shifting the lens


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