Take Responsibility for Learning Performance Continuum

Performance Level 2

How adults at Level 2 Take Responsibility for Learning:
  • Establish learning goals that are based on an understanding of one's own current and future learning needs.
  • Identify own strengths and weaknesses as a learner and seek out opportunities for learning that help build self-concept as a learner.
  • Become familiar with a range of learning strategies to acquire or retain knowledge.
  • Identify and use strategies appropriate to goals, task, context, and the resources available for learning.
  • Monitor progress toward goals and modify strategies or other features of the learning situation as necessary to achieve goals.
  • Test out new learning in real-life applications.

Level 2 Indicators

Use Key Knowledge, Skills, and Strategies Adults performing at Level 2 can:
  • Identify current and future learning needs, and communicate a specific and attainable learning goal based on those needs.
  • Recall prior experiences to identify some specific learning strengths and weaknesses; identify a gap in knowledge related to the learning goal; and identify more than one learning opportunity appropriate to the strengths and goal.
  • Select and use a range of simple learning strategies (such as some application of prior knowledge, and recall and elaboration of some new information through reading and restating simple text; underlining or taking literal notes; brief active listening; brief memorization and practice; using simple mental imagery to describe an event; questioning; trial-and-error; and dialogue with others) and basic sources of information (such as simply-written text, pictures, and brief oral communications) that are appropriate to the task context/conditions, individual goal, preferred learning style, and available resources in order to acquire and retain knowledge; and organize and apply new learning to address the learning goal.
  • Monitor progress toward achieving learning goal with some simple strategies such as self-questioning, and adjust learning strategies or other features of the learning context as necessary.

Show Fluency, Independence, and Ability to Perform in a Range of Settings

Adults performing at Level 2 can Take Responsibility for Learning, slowly and with significant effort but thoroughly with increasing confidence, and supported by some guidance, assistance and prompting, to accomplish structured and externally scaffolded tasks with multiple well-defined steps that require some prediction or judgment, in more than one comfortable and familiar setting.

Level 2 Examples of Proficient Performance

Adults performing at Level 2 can Take Responsibility for Learning to accomplish a variety of goals, such as:
  • Learn what you need to know in order to decide what groceries to buy on a budget of $100.
  • Learn what you need to know in order to teach a basic math concept to your child.
  • Learn about and use an email account in order to stay in touch with people in other states or countries.
  • Learn about resources available in order identify a dependable and reasonably-priced option for a home repair.

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