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Professional Literature Summary

Article #8

Bib. Information Bourke, R. (2016). Liberating the learner through self-assessment. Cambridge
(APA Formatting): Journal of Education, 46(1), 97-111. Retrieved from

Author(s) Affiliation: Roseanna Bourke- School of Education, Victoria University of Wellington,

Wellington, New Zealand

Type of Resource: This article is a scholarly research study featured in the Cambridge Journal of
(Scholarly Education.

Summary of essential o target of being assessed is at times of the most importance to the
information: teacher, not necessarily the student
o self-assessment should be included to support reflective intelligence
o incorporate student voice whenever possible
o assessment can be controlling in function
o test scores, outcomes, and standards can dominate learning
o we need to focus on how kids are assessed and in what
o self-assessment should be pedagogical and metacognitive to be
o ability for metacognitive monitoring to promote successful
o teacher use can enhance student motivation and engagement
o assessment essentials when it comes to self help liberate students from
assessment policies and systems
o preserve and increase trust
o involve students in the process
o encourage deep response
o recognize the limits of capturing work quality in performance
o provide feedback and promote insight
o encourage enthusiasm and motivation
o talk with the learner to empower, not control
o the way students experience assessments influences the approach to
Potential relevance to This article is relevant to my research topic because it discusses self-assessment
your research topic in terms of the process. It also encourages this type of assessment because it can
and study: involve student input, which is what I would like to encourage in my own
classroom. As I interviewed students in my classroom, I learned that the
students had not concept of how their writing was scored. Therefore, I can use
information from this article to help strengthen the reflective opportunities on
their own work.