When you come to the end of a term, it is vital to evaluate your work with learners. Why? To find out what worked for them, what they’re taking away from the course and what they would like to do next. The answers might surprise you, and might surprise them!
It is a good idea to conduct evaluations in a few different ways (for example a group discussion, followed by some pair work and then maybe a week later a sheet for each learner) to allow for different styles and to give people time to think. Many learners are not used to reflecting on their own skills and what takes place in the classroom, so they might need a lot of help.
As for planning for what they might like to do next, that’s the really exciting part. Supporting a learner to progress is a key part of our role. That progression might be to another group at the same level, in the same subject area, or might involve some change if they’re ready for that. Check in with your organiser what’s available in your area to make sure you have up to date information for your groups. Here are some evaluation forms we have developed over the years. Feel free to adapt, but be sure to use the tutor summary sheet to feed back the information to your organiser for planning purposes.
Note: You must download the Evaluation Pack document. Then open it, and choose which pages you want to print. If you try to print from here directly without downloading first, it is a huge document. So first download, then print chosen pages in Microsoft Word.