Introducing assessment for learning NE711 / A19

Start date
16 Sep 19
Duration
3 Weeks
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Summary

Online course. Improve your responsiveness as a teacher and support all students learning and understanding in STEM subjects with assessment for learning approaches. In this fully supported, online CPD course you will develop your teaching skills to elicit student understanding through classroom assessment and consider how to take formative action to improve learning.

In this introductory course you will explore intentional dialogue and learn how to create hinge-point questions for STEM subjects, drawing upon leading experts and ideas shared by other teachers. You will engage with research informed classroom approaches that have been shown to improve student understanding and performance.

Introducing Assessment for learning

If no dates are shown, you may still be able to join this course directly on FutureLearn. Mentor supported until 18/10/2019.

“Contributing and reading others' contributions has allowed for time to reflect on current practice and where I need to make further adjustments to improve the teaching and learning environment for my students." - Participant feedback

Who is it for?

This course is for teachers, curriculum leaders, teaching assistants, newly qualified teachers, trainee teachers and others involved in teaching science, engineering, technology, computing or mathematics. It’s suitable for educators working at primary, secondary or further education (ages 5-19 years).

Departments and schools can use this course to structure their own CPD, with support from
local CPD providers.

What topics are covered?

This three week course covers:

  • key principles of assessment for learning
  • intentional dialogue as a form of evidence of students’ understanding
  • hinge-point questions to respond to students’ learning

This course takes around three hours per week to complete. You can choose when and where to participate, studying around your work and life commitments. You are supported and encouraged to discuss your ideas with fellow teachers, try out activities, apply concepts to your teaching context and reflect on your practice. You will have access to high-quality resources, including classroom footage and guidance from experts in STEM education and assessment.

Who are the course leaders?

This course is led by international experts in assessment for learning, Dylan Wiliam and Chris Harrison, with experienced teacher and educational consultant Andrea Mapplebeck. Dedicated mentor support is available for five weeks from the start of each course instance. A recorded Q&A session with Andrea Mapplebeck is available in this course.

Outcomes

You will 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
  • explain the key characteristics of a hinge-point question
  • evaluate a range of practical ideas that can be used to elicit evidence from students
  • collaborate with peers, educators and mentors to try out activities and share thinking in order to help shift practice

Sessions

Teaching STEM subjects: introducing assessment for learning16 September 2019 00:00-00:00

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Cost

State-funded school or collegeActivity feeFree
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity feeFree

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 

 

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