Evaluation is not always about measuring up to
someone else’s idea of success
It can be about your own personal learning story.
It can also be about feedback that gives learners the confidence that they matter, that they are uniquely capable and that their actions are valued.
One of the biggest challenges facing every educator is how to share the full story of their students' growth and learning.
When the only tools available are criterion-based this can be difficult. We sometimes find ourselves so entangled in testing regimes that we end up not being able to see the wood for the trees and selling our students short.
Young people are achieving remarkable things, often using digital technologies. Yet much of their work in new learning environments or maker spaces lies way outside the scope of traditional testing.
With such a fundamental shift happening in classrooms we need to have methods in place to recognise and support the development of inquiring minds.
Story Hui uses an additional language - drawing - to capture this complex world of relationships and personal learning. Simple symbols and graphics provide a crystal clear view of the competencies, capabilities and the learning-in-action. This narrative process uncovers hard-to-see learner strengths and capabilities.
I’m Liz Stevenson and I'm constantly amazed at what is being achieved when we deeply listen to other people's stories. I’ve worked with drawn narrative in the areas of health, education and creative design and developed the Story Hui method of analysis as my PhD methodology.