What action would you take?

This video contains six short extracts from lessons covering different subjects at different levels. Each ends with a frame containing a question for you to think about.

  1. Radiation. If this was your class, and you were faced with this mixture of responses, what would you do next, and why?
  2. Solutions. If these were your students, what would be a suitable hinge-point question to ask, and why?
  3. Maths. The majority of the class have got the answers correct. However, a small group has not. What would you do next, and why?
  4. Photosynthesis. If you wanted to probe your students’ understanding of photosynthesis, what would be a suitable hinge-point question to ask at this point, and why?
  5. Plant growth. If these were your students, what would be a suitable hinge-point question to ask at this point, and why?
  6. Natural selection. If the chart shown summarised the responses to the hinge-point question, what would this tell you, and why? What are the dangers of asking multi-answer questions of this type?

Task

Choose one or two of the extracts and respond to the given question. We encourage you to post some of your responses as comments below and to comment on other people’s responses.

When posting please include the reference number of the question you are answering. This summary of the extracts and questions shows where in the video different lessons feature.

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Introducing Assessment for Learning

National STEM Learning Centre