Instrument 2 Phase 2


Evaluation Development of Strengths (student)

Step 1

A self-evaluation and an evaluation based on rubrics that are based on the OICO principle provides the structure of a strength-based learning evaluation.   Through self-evaluation, the young person learns how to nuance their self-image and can map both their strengths and areas for improvement as a basis for determining their next steps.  With rubrics that are connected to the OICO-principle, young people are able to see for themselves where they stand in relation to the others in their class.  They see where they need to go and can partially determine their own learning path for themselves.   In this way, the student progresses towards greater self-management and independence in his or her own learning process.  


In this self-evaluation instrument Rubrics and Self-Evaluation come together. The youngster can reflect on:

  • How the student felt (and link it to an observable moment during the lesson);

  • What the student did and link it to the goals of the lesson. The goals of the lesson are based on a rubric; 

  • Where the student observed their strengths and what can be improved;

  • How the student learned (based on the OICO-principle);

  • What the student learned (based on the choices for the OICO-principle);

  • Where the student can improve;

  • What the student needs (from the teacher) to do it better;

  • And what the next steps are.

Evaluation Development of Strengths (student)


For strength-based learning, the ultimate goal is not to achieve a specific level of knowledge, but to gain behavioural strategies that allow one to engage with reality.  Of course, a certain level of knowledge is necessary for this, meaning that learning is always context bound.  During the evaluation process, it’s therefore important to see whether students have expanded their behavioural strategies.  It’s for this reason that we use the OICO-principle (Observation, Imitation, Creation and Originality), based on the integration of various lower order skills into higher order skills.