Evaluation is not always about measuring up to
someone else’s idea of success
It can be about your own unique learning story.
One of the biggest challenges facing every educator is how to tell 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 these 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 using digital technologies. Yet much of their work in new learning environments and maker spaces lies way outside the scope of traditional testing. We have a need to be able to recognise and evaluate real world learning outcomes alongside the personal competencies and capabilities that fuel this work.
Story Hui captures this new world of learning and communicates clear value about learning-in-action. The narrative process uncovers hard-to-see learner strengths and capabilities and maps them using a simple coding system.
I’m Liz Stevenson and I'm constantly amazed at what is being achieved when we really listen to learners' stories. I’ve worked in the areas of health, education and creative design and developed Story Hui as my PhD methodology.