Evaluating Learning Activities

The reasons why it is important to evaluate learning activities are:

• To see what is working and what needs removing or changing
• To assess how the activities are being delivered and how they could be improved
• To see how the activities are being received by the participants

Evaluation is important as it helps out when planning and helps you to think about the learning that has taken place. Spending time going through the learning activities and seeing how students have responded to a certain task or question, can really help re-shape it for future classes. It is also important to look back at the learning objects so you can measure what the children have learned. If you do not think carefully about learning objectives at the planning stage, it will not always be possible to evaluate whether pupils have achieved them.

Learning objectives need to be clear for this to be possible.
• Learners must understand what the outcomes mean.
• They must be achievable.
• We must be able to assess pupils against them.

Evaluating helps you to see if something is succeeding or may need changing.

If students whizzed through the activity and then looked rather bored then it would be obvious that the task was a bit too easy and not really suitable or beneficial for that group. Therefore you would need to try and make it more engaging and stimulating, perhaps by making it more difficult or time-consuming so the students really have to work to complete it.
the best example i can think of is, in maths lesson, children were learning about   money, in my group children found the domino game so easy so they were finishing the game so quickly. Then I spoke to the teacher so that I can implement the coin games to them and the teacher was very happy. Children enjoyed playing the coins game. These are the reasons, it is very important to evaluate learning activities.