The students are not out of the woods yet. The road back is the most difficult and perilous part of the hero’s journey, and here students must fully demonstrate their abilities to meet the learning objectives that precipitated their journey into the special world. They might meet more assessments and/or final exams, or other projects upon which their mettle will be tested. For this it is crucial that they have not just received feedback, but that they are capable of feeding this forward, of learning from it, and improving their behaviour for the future.
Diagnostic questions for stage x):
- What (if any) measures are in place to see/test if students have understood the feedback they have received? Do they have to produce an action plan for future work, for example?
- Do the students realise that they are expected to apply the feedback they have received to future work?