Background: Student evaluation is the lifeblood of learning/teaching and the SRSSDL tool is a vehicle to enable students to achieve their goals.
Aim: To evaluate the usefulness of the tool as perceived by the FdSc students.
Methods: A qualitative exploratory approach was used to identify FdSc students' views and experiences of using the SRSSDL tool to establish its effectiveness in developing their SDL skills. A questionnaire comprising of six open-ended semi-structured questions was used to collect data.
Analysis: Thematic analysis was used to analyse the data.
Results: The SRSSDL tool was positively evaluated by the students identifying its usefulness in improving their SDL.
Conclusion: Students' evaluation of the SRSSDL tool clearly identified its impact on their learning, developing confidence and their positive experiences when applying the tool.