Lauren Nutt

Primary Teacher

Glenboig Primary

  • Assessment For Learning

The Use of Whole Class Target Setting in the Classroom


This enquiry sets out to investigate the impact of whole class target setting in the classroom. The subject of this enquiry was selected after discussion amongst a group of probationer teachers whereby it was queried as to how a combination of defined targets and implementation of a class-wide growth mindset would benefit learners. Broda et al. (2018) noted that growth mindset interventions can have a significant improvement on pupil’s grades. Hence, it was decided to evaluate how whole class target setting, coupled with encouragement of a growth mindset, can influence the learning of the class.


The aim of this enquiry was to investigate how target setting, coupled with a growth mindset, can positively or negatively impact the learning of the pupils.

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