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Introducing Assessment for Learning
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Guided by leading experts in assessment for learning, on this course you’ll discover how to gauge your learners’ understanding, so that you can better progress their learning.
You’ll discover how you can create a classroom culture that allows difficult ideas to surface, revealing student misconceptions and allowing you to tailor your teaching to your students. You will learn the key principles of assessment for learning, before exploring two approaches in more detail.
- Key principles of assessment for learning
- Intentional dialogue as a form of evidence of students’ understanding
- Hinge-point questions to respond to students’ learning
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Identify the main principles of assessment for learning
- Reflect on the role of intentional dialogue in supporting teaching in a formative way
- Develop your use of hinge-point questions to elicit evidence from students
- Discuss with colleagues, try out activities and share thinking, in order to develop your teaching practice.
Who is the course for?
This course is for teachers, curriculum leaders, newly qualified teachers, trainee teachers and others involved in the education of young people. It’s suitable for educators working in primary, secondary or further education (ages 5-19 years).
Examples are provided from STEM subjects, but the principles will apply to other disciplines.
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