Activating students as the owners of their own learning
Feedback can be external (e.g., from a teacher or peer) or it can be internal, generated by the student during learning. Either way, the intention of the feedback remains the same: to facilitate learning. To generate internal feedback, students engage in self-monitoring or self-assessment and determine how well they are progressing toward meeting the success criteria and the learning goal. This internal feedback leads them to two courses of action: either continue with the same learning strategy because they have made a decision that it is successful, or select from a repertoire of learning strategies to make adjustments to their learning in order to meet the criteria. The process of self-assessment and self-regulation are at the core of students being owners of their learning.