In the context of a student completing a painting for a painting class (or painting program or just for personal growth in painting), what questions do you think would be helpful for them to reflect upon afterwards in order to assess the effectiveness/value of the endeavor and hopefully improve for next time (or at least have better targets for skills on which to work).
I am guessing Anthony will have some great feedback on this given his knowledge of deliberate practice.
I am compiling a list, and here are some reflection questions that I wrote so far. I would appreciate input of your own questions, feedback, or critique to help me improve this exercise (or let me know if you think this post-reflection exercise has no value or negative value). Even in writing this, I have identified that some of the specifications for painting projects in my painting class do not have precise-enough a goal, and that it would be easier for the student to direct their attention, performance, and self-reflection if I defined a more specific goal of the project for them to achieve.
- What was your goal with this painting?
- Did you achieve your goal?
- Out of 10 (10 best, 1 worst), how would you rate your performance on this painting?
- How did you perform on this painting compared to your previous paintings? Did you outperform the previous version of yourself?
- What did you learn while painting this piece?
- What areas of the painting were most challenging for you to complete?
- What areas of the painting either communicate successfully or achieve the goal of the piece?
- What areas of the painting do not communicate successfully or do not achieve to goal of the piece?
- What would you improve about the painting, if anything?
- Improvement in what 2 skill areas would raise your overall level of painting the most?
Thank you for your input!