An online resource to help your school work effectively with ELLI profiles
Content of the guide
The guide consists of five sections:
Section 1: ELLI: what it is and how it works
Section 2: Planning to use ELLI
Section 3: Setting up the technology
Section 4: How to support the first profile
Section 5: Ways to support the second profile
The big picture
Research has identified seven dimensions of learning that are known to determine lifelong learning’s key attributes.
Elli (Effective Lifelong Learning Inventory) is an online research validated questionnaire that enables students to identify how they currently use these learning dimensions; often known as Learning Powers
The resulting learning profile can have a powerful effect on learning;
- it inspires students to take charge of their own development as a learner
- it guides teachers in changing the dynamics of the classroom to ensure students’ use and growth of their learning power
- it informs pastoral support systems to focus and strengthen students’ learning dispositions
Further use of ELLI provides evidence of the impact and strength of changes in classroom cultures and the growth of the real-world learning habits of students.
ELLI: the questionnaire
ELLI (the Effective Lifelong Learning Inventory) is an online questionnaire that captures your students’ views of how they see themselves as learners.
ELLI comprises 70+ self-assessment questions with multiple choice answers ranging from ‘Not at all like me’ to ‘Very much like me’. The questions are randomised so that respondents don’t ‘learn’ how to answer, but rather answer each question honestly and authentically. The wording of the questions – including some apparent repetitions – has been carefully designed to elicit the most authentic response.
After completing all the questions, participants receive their ELLI report as a radar diagram as well as an additional text report that helps explain their results and prompt further reflection. The survey is designed to be taken on repeat occasions, so that learning development can be viewed graphically on the spider diagram. We suggest that users take the survey no more than two or three times within a year, to get the most benefit.