Chartered teachers in Scotland
Chartered teachers in Scotland

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.

Free course

Chartered teachers in Scotland

1 Introduction to self-evaluation

The word ‘self-evaluation’ will be familiar to teachers working in Scotland, as it appears in documents such as How Good is our School? (HMI, 2001) and The Child at the Centre (Scottish Executive, 2000), which encourage the identification of school targets and goals in line with nationally identified priorities. However, in this course, in relation to ‘self-evaluation’ you are being asked to evaluate your personal professional perspectives and experience, away from these external pressures – finding your ‘inner voice’ (Dadds, 1997). This course identifies this approach as central in the process of self-evaluation.

This course also encourages you to reflect on the knowledge gained from your previous learning and experience. It contains practical activities which focus on your professional development so far and the support you have received, and asks you to begin the process of identifying your development needs. The first section of this course asks you to think about your current work situation.


Take your learning further

Making the decision to study can be a big step, which is why you'll want a trusted University. The Open University has 50 years’ experience delivering flexible learning and 170,000 students are studying with us right now. Take a look at all Open University courses.

If you are new to university level study, find out more about the types of qualifications we offer, including our entry level Access courses and Certificates.

Not ready for University study then browse over 900 free courses on OpenLearn and sign up to our newsletter to hear about new free courses as they are released.

Every year, thousands of students decide to study with The Open University. With over 120 qualifications, we’ve got the right course for you.

Request an Open University prospectus