Assessment for learning NE711
Develop your responsiveness as a teacher by assessing student understanding and taking formative action to improve learning.
Online, self-paced course. Participants can join and start this course at any time after the advertised date.
“Learners do not always learn what we teach. That is why the most important assessment does not happen at the end of learning, it happens during the learning, when there is still time to do something with what you find out.” - Dylan Wiliam
This self-paced online course will help you ask better questions and design activities to find out what's inside your students' heads, and this will be key in helping you make those decisions about next steps.
Who is it for?
What topics are covered?
- Compare how three teachers use hinge point questions to check if pupils are ready to move on, and if yes, in which direction.
- Using intentional dialogue to encourage more classroom talk.
- Using rich questions to promote discussion and provide you with a better understanding of what pupils think.
- Acting on the evidence of pupil understanding you have collected.
- Comparing teaching and learning from two classes of different ages, involving whole class discussion and questioning, and group or paired work.
How will you learn?
How long is this course?
- 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 student