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Last updated 06 June 2017 14:51 by NZTecAdmin


Introduction to the Self-Assessment Activity

The introduction is recommended to include each of the following:

  • Mihi or Welcome
  • Introduction of participants and facilitator to each other, if they don’t know each other.
  • Explanation of the purpose and the intended outcome of the self-assessment activity.
  • If this is the first time that participants engage with the ELN Self-Assessment Tool:

Explanation of the whole-of-organisation approach to embedded literacy and numeracy. The Whole-of-Organisation Framework diagram may be useful for this purpose. It is important to emphasise the centrality of learner/trainee outcomes, and how every action taken within the organisation with respect to embedding literacy and numeracy is targeted at achieving intended learner/trainee outcomes.
Also explain which elements of the Whole-of-Organisation Framework will be addressed in this session.

  • Information on the schedule of the activity: what participants will be asked to do, how they will report back, when the breaks will be, what will happen with the results of the activity.
  • Explanation how to complete the questionnaires. If participants have used the questionnaires before a quick reminder may be sufficient. Ensure that all participants have a (paper or electronic) copy of the first questionnaire. Explain that:
    • Participants will be working in groups. Each group appoints a note-taker who is responsible for filling in the questionnaire(s) on behalf of the group.
    • Each group is asked to make a judgement on each good practice indicator. The prompting questions are there to help focus their thinking. However the judgement is made against the indicator, not against the prompting questions.
    • If the good practice indicator does not apply to their situation, they tick the N/A box.
    • If the good practice indicator does apply, the group makes a judgement as per the explanation at the top of the questionnaire. The judgement must be based on evidence.
    • After having completed each (group of) topics, the group is asked to summarise the strengths they have identified and write these in the first box at the bottom of each (group of) topics. The strengths are derived from judgements that have been 3 or 4. The group must also state the evidence of these identified strengths or where evidence of the strengths can be located.
    • In the second box at the bottom of each (group of) topics the group is asked to write actions that they consider critical for improvement of their practices. Actions are particularly required if various judgements within the topic(s) have been 1, 2 or D/K (we don’t know).
    • The group then continues with the next topic until the entire questionnaire has been completed.

You as the facilitator will keep a watch on the time and on the progress.

The introduction would take up to 30 minutes, but will be shorter if participants have worked with the ELN Self-Assessment Tool before.







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