Evaluate achievement of learning goals
Reflect on content
Reflect on process
At the close of your inquiry process it is vital to evaluate your achievement in terms of the learning goals. By reflecting upon your learning and the processes you followed, you are establishing good learning habits and refining your skills for future research inquiries.
- Re-connect with the learning goals outlined at the beginning of your inquiry and assess whether or to what degree you have achieved them. This is also likely to be done by the educator assessing your work.
- Reflect on the content learning and how you progressed through the inquiry phases.
- Reflect on your process – consider hurdles you faced, your strengths, areas for improvement, areas of enthusiasm or phases where you may have lost focus or doubted yourself.
- Discuss your process with others and brainstorm areas for improvement.
- Set personal goals for the further development of your inquiry skills.
- What went well?
- What problems did I encounter?
- Am I satisfied with my inquiry?
- Did I fulfil my purpose?
- What areas do I feel a sense of accomplishment around?
- Did I develop a sound understanding of the inquiry topic?
- What could I do better next time?
- How did I go at each phase of the inquiry?
- Were there still areas of uncertainty or possible alternatives? What were they?
- How could I improve upon the quality of my presentation?