Goal-Directed Learning, Transformation Level

Extensive and higher order use of tools to plan and monitor

      Extended Descriptors

Students. Students engage in ongoing metacognitive activities, and work on self-directed goals, at a level only possible with the support of technology. Students are empowered to extend the use of technology tools and have greater ownership and responsibility for learning.

Teacher. The teacher creates a rich learning environment in which students regularly engage in higher-order planning, monitoring, evaluative, and reflective activities that may be impossible to achieve without technology. The teacher sets a context in which students are encouraged to use technology tools in innovative ways to direct and reflect on their own learning.

Setting. The setting includes robust access to a rich variety of technology tools and online resources to allow students many choices in how they independently set goals, plan, monitor, evaluate, and reflect upon their work.


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      Related Resources

Graphics representing the Goal-Directed Transformation cell, the Goal-Directed TIM levels, the TIM, and many other related resources are available from the TIM Graphics page in the Resources section.