Self-reflection could be considered a key aspect of the teaching profession to ensure that pupils are learning what was intended and enjoy lessons that are of great importance. Black and Wiliam (2001) argue that for assessment to function formatively, the results have to be used to adjust teaching and learning. I have always had a passion for ensuring lessons are enjoyable and continually improved to ensure learners are engaged throughout. Plenary activities have been used in my classes previously, although have yet to play a crucial part within my lessons. With this in mind, this enquiry will seek to find if pupil’s understanding of what they have learned is consolidated.
This enquiry aims to investigate what impact plenary activities have on pupils’ reflection and consolidation of learning.