Learning with rubrics (LERU)
Teaching with formative assessment tools: The «Learning with rubrics» project examines how the use of these performance-enhancing assessment tools affects learning.
The rubrics detail the criteria for assessing different levels of in-lesson performance with regard to a specific field or subject. These levels correspond to those described in the new curricular framework «Lehrplan 21» or in national educational targets. If lessons are designed to impart competence and skills, the pupils do not just acquire knowledge, but they also learn how to put this knowledge into practice and they are provided with opportunities to expand it in increasingly challenging situations. In this way, pupils learn how to apply their acquired knowledge flexibly and competently. The assessment criteria are intended to show pupils what is required of them in the specific learning situations. They also help pupils manage their learning processes and serve to structure effective feedback sessions between teachers and pupils.
Jointly implemented by the PHSG and the University of Teacher Education Zug, the two-year project investigated the effect of using evaluation and learning tools in pedagogical settings, for example in mathematics lessons, on pupils’ performance and self-competence. The teachers who were involved in the project were thus provided with a practical tool for structuring their lessons according to the guidelines of the curriculum «Lehrplan 21».