While it is recommended that you participate in sessions with expert practitioners who will guide you through the tools and their application, you are welcome to use all the materials for self-study. Below are a few suggestions you might find useful.

  • If possible, look at the materials on the site together with a colleague. It is useful to talk things over when learning new things. If you study on your own, you might want to jot down your thoughts while taking the following steps.
  • Look at the illustrations on the site. Choose one or several that appear closer to your context. It is unlikely that you have exactly the same illustration, but even examples from another subject may be useful. Each illustration is connected with one of the tools. Have it in front of you when learning about colleagues’ experience.
  • Choose one of the tools. Read through the document (try not to skip the first page - it does contain useful information!).
    Choose at least one of the groups you are teaching where you see the context for using some of the proposed tools. Is it possible to check the tool with something you have already done with the group? If so, give it a try. If not, think when you might be able to do it in the near future. It is extremely important to try the tool in the classroom!
  • When planning trialing of the tool, you can start with one evaluation parameter. Look at the indicators. Make sure they are clear to you. Decide if you are going to use paper based or electronic assessment sheets.
  • When trialing the tools, remember to put down questions and comments that appear in the process of your work. These ideas can later be shared with expert practitioners for obtaining feedback.
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