unlocking assessment understanding for reflection and application unlocking series

Download Book Unlocking Assessment Understanding For Reflection And Application Unlocking Series in PDF format. You can Read Online Unlocking Assessment Understanding For Reflection And Application Unlocking Series here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Unlocking Assessment

Author : Sue Swaffield
ISBN : 9781134054015
Genre : Education
File Size : 78. 8 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 919
Read : 878

Get This Book


Assessment is inextricably linked with learning and teaching, and its profile in British schools has never been higher. Recently the value and importance of formative assessment in supporting learning and teaching has also become widely recognised. Although assessment is a prime concern of anyone involved in education it remains a highly complex field where much controversy and misunderstanding abounds. This book explores the values, principles, research and theories that underpin our understanding and practice of assessment. It also provides practical suggestions and examples, and addresses some key points about the future development of assessment. The book makes accessible complex but crucial ideas and issues, so that teachers can be more confident and proactive in shaping assessment in their classrooms, in ways that support learning and avoid unintentional harmful consequences.

Unlocking Speaking And Listening

Author : Deborah Jones
ISBN : 9781351868754
Genre : Education
File Size : 42. 41 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 624
Read : 906

Get This Book


Spoken Language is a key component of the primary national curriculum and is fundamental to children’s language development and learning. The need for teachers to develop talk in its own right and also use talk as a means of learning is central to effective primary practice. In the past, Initial Teacher Education and CPD have focused on literacy (reading and writing) to the detriment of speaking and listening. However, research strongly supports talk as fundamental to learning and teaching. It has also been identified as an area where teachers feel less confident. This fully updated third edition of Unlocking Speaking and Listening tackles key issues surrounding spoken language with rigour, depth and a strong focus on research, providing education professionals with clear, practical strategies for engaging in purposeful talk, while also celebrating children’s implicit understanding and love of the spoken word. Drawing on recent classroom research, Unlocking Speaking and Listening considers what children and teachers need to know in order to develop as effective speakers and listeners. The book addresses: Planning and assessing talk Drama and storytelling Working with EAL children Developing talk in Science and Mathematics Special educational needs Using technology to enhance children’s communication Two new chapters on the importance of talk to underpin children’s reading development are also included. With contributions from experts in the field, this vital and fully updated resource will help both trainee and practising primary teachers understand and promote the importance of speaking and listening as an effective tool for learning across the primary curriculum.

Making Assessment Matter

Author : Graham Butt
ISBN : 9781441181800
Genre : Education
File Size : 61. 65 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 194
Read : 579

Get This Book


Teachers often spend a considerable amount of their time monitoring and assessing their pupils' performance. But what are we assessing for, and can assessment practices be changed to make them more useful to teachers and learners? Assessment activities in schools are frequently criticised by government inspectors - often being reported as the least successful aspect of schools' work. Drawing on established research, Making Assessment Matter focuses on the purpose of assessment, and suggests strategies for managing assessment in a more effective way. The author considers the role of assessment in promoting learning, rather than simply measuring it, provides tips on setting and attaining assessment targets, and brings together considerations of 'high stakes' assessment at the national level with day-to-day assessment practice in the classroom. This timely and informative book will be essential reading for anyone involved with, or interested in, the role of assessment within schools, including teachers, trainee teachers and managers.

Improving Student Engagement And Development Through Assessment

Author : Lynn Clouder
ISBN : 9781136729768
Genre : Education
File Size : 82. 12 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 117
Read : 888

Get This Book


With a unique focus on the relationship between assessment and engagement this book explores what works in terms of keeping students on course to succeed. Against a backdrop of massification and the associated increase in student diversity there is an escalating requirement for personalized, technology driven learning in higher education. In addition, the advent of student fees has promoted a consumer culture resulting in students having an increasingly powerful voice in shaping curricula to their own requirements. How does one engage and retain a group of students of such diverse culture, ethnicity, ambition and experience? Using examples from a variety of institutions worldwide this edited collection provides a well-researched evidence base of current thinking and developments in assessment practices in higher education. The chapters discuss: Staff and student views on assessment Engaging students through assessment feedback Assessment for learning Assessing for employability Interdisciplinary and transnational assessment Technology supported assessment for retention The book draws together a wealth of expertise from a range of contributors including academic staff, academic developers, pedagogical researchers, National Teaching Fellows and Centres for Excellence in Higher Education. Recognising that a pedagogy which is embedded and taken-for-granted in one context might be completely novel in another, the authors share best practice and evaluate evidence of assessment strategies to enable academic colleagues to make informed decisions about adopting new and creative approaches to assessment. This interdisciplinary text will prove an invaluable tool for those working and studying in higher education.

Reflective Teaching In Schools

Author : Andrew Pollard
ISBN : 9781350032958
Genre : Education
File Size : 47. 85 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 343
Read : 422

Get This Book


The book you can trust to guide you through your teaching career, as the expert authors share tried and tested techniques in both primary and secondary settings. For this new edition Andrew Pollard has worked with the same core author team to bring you expert guidance from top practitioners, in the form of a text that is both cohesive and that continues to evolve to meet the needs of today's teachers. It is designed for trainees whether in universities or schools (such as School Direct, SCITT). Reflective Teaching in Schools uniquely provides two levels of support: - practical, evidence-based guidance on key classroom issues – including relationships, behaviour, curriculum planning, teaching strategies and assessment - evidence-informed 'principles' and 'concepts' to help you continue developing your skills. New to this edition: - 10 Lesson Study cases illustrate the impact this approach can have on classroom teaching, whether in a city Primary School or rural Secondary Academy - 10 Toolkit Evidence summaries based on the Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit cover topics like collaborative learning - New Reflective Activities and guidance on Key Readings at the end of each chapter - Updates to reflect recent changes in curriculum and assessment across the UK reflectiveteaching.co.uk provides a treasure trove of additional support. It now includes a new chapter on mentoring, a glossary to help decipher the difference between IEP and LAP, and much more.

From Testing To Productive Student Learning

Author : David Carless
ISBN : 9781136467479
Genre : Education
File Size : 47. 54 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 733
Read : 205

Get This Book


Research evidence indicates that formative assessment is one of the most effective ways of enhancing student learning. It is, however, difficult to implement successfully, principally because what is tested through summative assessment has such a powerful influence on teacher and student actions. This book scrutinizes the relationship between testing and learning from alternative perspectives to the dominant literature from the major Anglophone countries. It develops the notion of contextually grounded formative assessment practices by analyzing data from schools in the Confucian-heritage setting of Hong Kong. It explores questions such as: • Under what circumstances do tests support or hinder student learning? • How can teachers effectively prepare students for tests and appropriately follow up after tests? • What are the key socio-cultural influences impacting on testing and student learning in the classroom? • How do teachers change in their orientation towards assessment and what support do they require? This text is a valuable resource for education students, professionals and researchers, policy-makers and curriculum developers.

Unlocking Writing

Author : Mary Williams
ISBN : 9781134143382
Genre : Education
File Size : 79. 60 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 915
Read : 1273

Get This Book


The underpinning theme of this book is how children develop as writers and how self-awareness raises achievement. It offers creative approaches to increasing pupil motivation and performance by involving, amongst other things, Drama and ICT. The contributors offer practical advice on ways to meet the needs of boys, able children, SEN pupils and those learning English as an additional language; how to plan effective lessons; how to be flexible within the framework of the NLS; and the role of assessment and how it contributes to self-understanding. Central to all classroom practitioners and students, this innovative book improves general understanding of the process related to composition and transcription and helps to raise the standards of writing in all classrooms.

Professional Training And Assessment

Author : Terry Hill
ISBN : 9781743764954
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 56. 18 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 565
Read : 645

Get This Book


An eBook is available for this title. Click here to buy now. Professional Training and Assessment is a complete learning package for Diploma of Vocational Education and Training and Diploma of Training Design and Development in the TAE10 Training and Education Training Package. This text follows on from the popular Vocational Training and Assessment text and is written by the same expert author team. This text is ideal for students looking to upgrade their qualifications from Certificate IV to Diploma level.

Leadership Energy

Author : Cheryl Leitschuh, Ed.D.
ISBN : 9781452577593
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 79. 5 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 502
Read : 424

Get This Book


• Do you lack confidence in your ability to be an effective leader? • Do you struggle with how to better connect with and motivate others? • Are you a leader who wants to learn new tools to expand your perspective beyond traditional leadership information? Then this book is for you! Stephanie and Daniel are two mid-level managers who have advanced in their leadership careers but have hit a plateau. Each has their own challenges and questions as to why this has happened and what they can do. Follow their stories as they use The Leadership Energy Model, with effective tools to shift leadership plateaus for greater success. What you will find in this book: • A leadership book designed to break-through the blocks that keep leaders from experiencing the success they desire. • A new model connecting three key success ingredients: leadership skills, leadership traits and bio-energy tools. • Action learning exercises and activities to enhance and grow each of the seven factors of The Leadership Energy Model.

Unlocking Group Potential To Improve Schools

Author : Robert J. Garmston
ISBN : 9781452283838
Genre : Education
File Size : 58. 1 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 861
Read : 647

Get This Book


How great groups make great schools This field book shows educators how to develop group culture, enhance facilitators’ skills, and optimize the group’s most precious resource—its members. The authors describe how to form working committees, task forces, grade-level, and department teams, and faculties that are more effective and better equipped to resolve complex issues around student learning. Specific topics include: Understanding eight principles that underlie effective groups Learning the five standards for effective meetings Setting clear goals and roles Practicing new ways of talking for improved collaboration Examining perceptions and mental models Enhancing energy sources Working with conflict Developing basic facilitation skills

Top Download:

Best Books