Measuring learning is a critical, global debate with strongly held perspectives from all sides. The focus at Learnlife communities is firmly on the outputs of learning – in whatever form that takes. It may be a piece of research, a prototyped model, a performance – anything that makes learning growth visible. With such a focus, 360° assessments are used to enable learner reflection.
360° assessments include a process whereby learners reflect on their own learning. It is 360° because it offers a balanced and broad overview from multiple persons including the learner, their learning guides, parents and the wider community. 360° assessments offer instant, real-time feedback - the type of feedback that research suggests can have the greatest impact on promoting effective learning.
360° assessments focus on aspects of learning beyond content. They establish fresh directions that enable a learner to consider new ideas or take their thinking to new levels not previously imagined.