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OBJECTIVE SETTING AND SUCCESS CRITERIA

Learning Objective:
To identify opportunities for using learning intentions and success criteria in our
own classroom.
To be able to identify and frame learning intentions and success criteria; and

To understand what learning intentions and success criteria are;


be able to identify and frame learning intentions and success criteria; and
Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this session, we will have:


1. understood the terms & the differences between them
2. achieved greater consistency in lesson planning through sharing learning objectives,
learning outcomes & success criteria
3. improved lesson planning & clarity for pupils about:
- what they are learning and why,

- what is expected of them as an end product for assessment, & at Esher High
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- what the success criteria are what will get good marks.
Look at the different examples of lesson objectives and
outcomes and discuss how effective they are.

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1. In the beginning, there was ...
(Nothing
much written .. All in the head.)

2. Then there emerged odd words


(Macbeth Act 1
Sc 3)

3. Then there were aims & objectives


(but no-one knew the difference)

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4. And now.. aims, objectives, learning
outcomes, success criteria?
Objectives

1.Teaching Objectives: Teacher language,


from NC Frameworks or units of work

2.Learning Objectives: Pupil friendly


language so they can understand and
share responsibility for what they are
going to learn

3.Learning Outcomes: End result, evidence


that can be seen, assessed or measured
(SMART like targets).
N.B. These can be expected (i.e. intended)
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or unexpected.
The Golden Rule = Consistency

All teachers need to be consistent


write up (or say) & explain
learning objectives, learning outcomes & success criteria
What we are going to learn in this lesson
What outcomes or end products are expected at the
end (these are likely to be assessed) &
The success criteria what you expect in terms of
quality - how pupils get good marks

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Why Are Learning Objectives and
Success Criteria Important?
If learners are to take more responsibility for their own learning, then
they need to know what they are going to learn, how they will recognise
when they have succeeded and why they should learn it in the first place.
- (An Intro to AfL, Learning Unlimited, 2004)

Learning
Intentions Success Criteria
How to recognise success
What and Why

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Sharing Learning Objectives

1. Identify what pupils will be learning (We are learning to).


2. Explain the reason for the learning (This is because).
3. Share (and sometimes negotiate) the learning and the reason with
pupils at the beginning of the lesson or activity.
4. Present these in language that pupils can understand.
5. Revisit the learning intention throughout the activity/lesson.

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Defining the Learning Objective

We are learning to

- work effectively in groups.


- use evidence to draw conclusions.
- identify odd and even numbers.

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Success Criteria

Learning
Success Criteria
Objectives
How to recognise
What and Why success

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Why Are Success Criteria
Important?

Improve understanding
Empower pupils
Encourage independent learning
Enable accurate feedback

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What Are Success Criteria?

success criteria summarise the key steps or ingredients the


student needs in order to fulfil the learning intention the
main things to do, include or focus on.

- Shirley Clarke

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Benefits for Pupils (Findings from N.I. Teacher
Researchers)

Children are more focused


We have given children
and interested, creating a
the vocabulary to
positive learning culture.
Their self-esteem is discuss their own work.
improving also.

Pupils are beginning to


talk more about how they
Success can now are learning rather than
be achieved by all, what they are learning.
even the weakest
children!
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Benefits for Teachers (Findings from N.I. Teacher
Researchers)

Sharing learning intentions


Im more sensitive to and success criteria at the
individuals beginning of the lessons has
needs/achievements.
resulted in teacher and
pupils working more in
partnership towards a
common goal.
Relationships
between teacher
and pupils are My planning is more
warmer and more effective/focused/
positive. thoughtful.

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Planning for Learning
1) Big Picture: The Purpose. Whats in it for everyone? Why
bother? Where it fits?

2) Grand Aim:

Whats in it for them? The reward?


3) Learning Objective(s):
1.To learn to
2. To learn to

4) Learning Outcomes: 5) *Success Criteria


(specific, concrete and assessable - AfL) Teachers need to share these
throughout so pupils know the
By the end of this lesson, you will have: quality of what is expected of
them - precisely what gets good
1. read. marks.
2. discussed.
3. completed
4. written.
(past tense e.g. created, designed, played, made, learned, understood)
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What are these?
Grand Aims, Learning Objectives, Learning Outcomes, Actions,
1. To learn how to check the rear view mirror
or Resources?
2. The Highway Code Book 1 Grand Aim
3. Pass the driving test and obtain a driving licence 5 Learning
Objectives
4. To learn to park in a marked space or bay
4 Learning
5. To learn how to reverse the car Outcomes
(3 expected, 1
6. Putting on the safety belt Unexpected)
7. Proper use of the rear view mirror 1 Action
8. To learn about the importance of the Highway Code 1 Resource

9. Correct parking in a marked bay


10.Appropriate behaviour towards the examiner
11.To learn the road signs in the Highway Code
12.Correct execution of emergency stop
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What are these?
Grand Aims, Learning Objectives, Learning Outcomes,
1. To learnor
Actions, how to check the rear view mirror
Resources? - L Objective
2. The Highway Code Book - Resource
3. Pass the driving test & obtain a driving licence - Grand Aim
4. To learn to park in a marked space or bay - L Objective
5. To learn how to reverse the car - L Objective
6. Putting on the safety belt - Action or activity
7. Proper use of the rear view mirror - L Outcome (Exp)
8. To learn about the importance of the Highway Code - L Objective
9. Correct parking in a marked bay - L Outcome (Exp)
10.Appropriate behaviour towards the examiner - L Outcome (Unex)
11.To learn the road signs in the Highway Code - L Objective
12. Correct execution of emergency stop - L Outcome (Exp)

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1) Big Picture: Lesson objectives and success
criteria
2) Aim:
Improved learning through the consistent use of objectives-led, outcome
focused, lesson planning

3) Learning Objective:
To improve he use of lesson objectives through clearly defining &
understanding the terms e.g. Aims, L Objs, L Outcomes etc.

4) Learning Outcomes:
5) Success
By the end of this session, we will have:
understood the terms & the differences between them
Criteria:
achieved greater consistency in lesson planning through sharing
learning objectives, learning outcomes & success criteria
improved lesson planning & clarity for pupils about:
- what they are learning and why,
- what is expected of them as an end product for assessment,
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- what the success criteria are what will get good marks.
What will get
Lesson Planning

Look through your planner at the lessons you are teaching this week.
Use the table to help you plan your weeks lessons;
- lesson objectives
- lesson outcomes
- success criteria

Swap your lesson planning with the person next to you ;


- they must look through them and annotate any changes
they would make.
- Discuss this on your table

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Summary

To take more responsibility for their own learning, pupils


need to know:
what they are going to learn;
how they will recognise when they have succeeded; and
why they should learn it in the first place.

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Summary

Using Learning Intentions and Success Criteria:


creates more self-motivated pupils;
empowers pupils to become independent learners;
improves understanding; and
can help focus feedback.

This isnt all new


but we need to be more systematic about using these approaches in our
classrooms.

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