ELLI provides fascinating feedback that helps learners, and their teachers, to consider learning against the seven dimensions of learning power. The ‘radar’ diagram (see right) suggests someone who reports herself to be somewhat resilient, disposed to keeping going and trying, as well as to some extent being able to be aware of what she is trying to do or learn.
But, the profile shows she is significantly lacking in a sense of herself as able to change and grow over time, and is passive in terms of the dimensions of meaning-making, creativity and curiosity. She has more of a sense of ‘teamwork’ and positive learning relationships.
As well as the radar diagram, students receive written feedback about each of the dimensions. This helps them to better understand and talk about the radar diagram and what it seems to show.
Tutoring support could encourage students to ask:
- What is my profile telling me?
- Which dimensions are strengths?
- What is surprising me?
- What am I pleased about?
- How would I like my profile to be different?
- Which dimension do I want to work on?
- How could I think and act differently to strengthen that learning dimension?
- How will I respond if my plan doesn’t go exactly as I expect?