As a group of mixed-sector teachers, it was identified that self-reflection was an area that required development in the classroom. Black and William (1998) argue that when children reflect on their own work, their results can improve. When children reflect, they highlight to themselves the areas that need to be improved and developed. Marzano (2012) states that exit passes can be used to prompt self-reflection. He argues that “effective lessons commonly end with an activity in which students reflect on their experience of the lesson” (p.80).
The aim of this practitioner enquiry was to explore what would happen when exit passes were introduced into the classroom and to explore what would happen to children’s ability to reflect on their own learning when exit passes were introduced into the classroom.