Student Responsibilities during Learning Conferences:
- Are prepared with text/curriculum material that presents a specific, concrete conceptual challenge that they have been unable to successfully resolve independently (student is considered unprepared if they fail to identify a specific conceptual challenge and refers to only general work habits or global expressions of misunderstanding).
- Articulate existing understanding in precise and specific terms, using situated conceptual challenges as a frame of reference, and uses it as a basis from which to reflect on and resolve challenge or confusion.
- Isolate and articulate the challenge in precise and specific terms, using existing understanding as a point of departure to self-assess challenge.
- Take initiative to work through a challenge, articulating conceptual understanding throughout the process.
- Articulate a learning goal, synthesizing how insight gained through the experience of working through a challenge can be generalized and applied to new situations. Retell, in the form of a brief narrative, how the challenge was overcome, starting with how existing knowledge was used to identify the point at which understanding broke down, how challenge/confusion was resolved, and what general principle of the experience can be applied to new situations through the articulation of a learning goal, providing an opportunity to rehearse the Content Share.