Introducing assessment for learning NE711

Develop your responsiveness as a teacher by assessing student understanding and taking formative action to improve learning.


Summary

Online, self-paced course. Participants can join and start this course at any time after the advertised date. Improve your responsiveness as a teacher and support all students learning and understanding in STEM subjects with assessment for learning approaches. In this introductory 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.

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.

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 in primary, secondary or further education (ages 5-19 years).

What topics are covered?

This 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

How will you learn?

This online, self-paced course can be completed flexibly. Participants can join and start this course at any time after the advertised date. Find out how our online CPD works.
This course is not facilitated. You can learn independently or with colleagues to directly address your individual needs.

How long is this course?

This course takes around six hours to complete and you do not need to be online at any specific time. You can take the course at your own pace.

Outcomes

By the end of this course, 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 student

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