This book provides the basics of student self-assessment and implementation challenges, and it offers practical solutions and examples for navigating the use of student self-assessment in various subject disciplines in primary schools, secondary schools and higher education. It provides an informed approach for educators to understand the complexities and subtleties involved in implementing self-assessment, and how this might include and impact on teachers and students.

Involving students in assessment is not a new idea nor is student self-assessment a new assessment tool in schools. Despite the advantages and the necessity for including it in our pedagogic processes explicitly, the use of student self-assessment has been far from commonplace and consistent in classrooms, schools and universities. This book makes clear the choices of what, how and why student self-assessment is important and usable in the classroom.

This book is designed for educators at different levels, and educational researchers. It will provide food for thought for pre- and in-service teachers and school leaders who are interested in nurturing independent and self-directed learners by involving students in the assessment process and maximising student learning through the use of student self-assessment.

part Section 1|68 pages

Exploring (Fundamentals of) Student Self-Assessment

chapter 1|16 pages

Student Self-Assessment

What It is, Why It is Important, and Why Educators Should Use It Explicitly

chapter 2|19 pages

Student Self-Assessment in Practice, What are the Choices

Models, Strategies/Techniques

chapter 3|16 pages

Implementing Student Self-Assessment

Conditions and Climate

part Section 2|82 pages

Student Self-Assessment in Practice

part Section 3|31 pages

Challenges and Future of Student Self-Assessment

chapter 10|16 pages

Unresolved Dilemmas in Self-Assessment

Looking to the Future