Assessment for Learning

Putting it Into Practice


Author: Paul Black

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780335212989

Category: Education

Page: 135

View: 7397

Assessment for Learning is based on a two-year project involving thirty-six teachers in schools in Medway and Oxfordshire. After a brief review of the research background and of the project itself, successive chapters describe the specific practices which teachers found fruitful and the underlying ideas about learning that these developments illustrate. Later chapters discuss the problems that teachers encountered when implementing the new practices in their classroom and give guidance for school management and LEAs about promoting and supporting the changes. --from publisher description

Assessment For Learning

Putting it into Practice


Author: Black, Paul,Harrison, Chris,Lee, Clara

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335212972

Category: Education

Page: 135

View: 1781

Assessment for Learning is based on a two-year project involving thirty-six teachers in schools in Medway and Oxfordshire. After a brief review of the research background and of the project itself, successive chapters describe the specific practices which teachers found fruitful and the underlying ideas about learning that these developments illustrate. Later chapters discuss the problems that teachers encountered when implementing the new practices in their classroom and give guidance for school management and LEAs about promoting and supporting the changes. --from publisher description

Developing Professional Practice 7-14


Author: Viv Wilson,Sue Kendall-Seatter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317864859

Category: Education

Page: 504

View: 5906

Developing Professional Practice 7-14 provides a thoroughly comprehensive and cutting edge guide to developing the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding for teaching within the 7-14 age range. This book is designed to guide you through your initial teacher training programme, and on into the early stages of your career, with the aim of stimulating and supporting you in the process of developing your practice. A range of pedagogical features are provided in each chapter to encourage reflection, interaction and debate. Over to you features pose questions that will encourage you to examine your own knowledge, understanding and practical skills. Working in the Classroom features will help you to envisage how the material covered might impact on your classroom practice Case studies offer extended examples that help illustrate core concepts and theories in action. Controversy features provide in-depth discussion of issues that are ongoing causes for debate Research briefing boxes explore recent research studies, and explain their bearing on day to day practice Additional resources and support are provided via the Developing Professional Practice companion website,, where you can access additional self-study questions, case studies, interactive chapter-by-chapter tutorials, interviews with practitioners and students, and a glossary of key terms. Developing Professional Practice 7-14 is essential reading for anyone training to teach in primary or secondary schools, as well as those specialising in the middle years specifically. It will also prove an invaluable resource for all those already in the early stages of their careers.

Outstanding Assessment for Learning in the Classroom


Author: Jayne Bartlett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317509382

Category: Education

Page: 190

View: 2024

The main feature of an outstanding lesson is that all students make progress. Taking the structure of a lesson as the starting point, this book demonstrates how assessment for learning can be used to enhance and support all aspects of the learning process. Including chapters on embedding assessment during each phase of the lesson, using assessment data to inform planning, questioning techniques and feedback, the book will help you to use assessment effectively to produce outstanding results. Packed full of practical strategies, this book shows you how you can make assessment meaningful in the classroom, directly impacting your students and creating a more autonomous learning environment. It is written specifically with the class teacher in mind and draws on a range of different examples across many subjects to deliver ideas that can be translated with ease to everyday teaching practices. With a strong focus on including assessment practices in the planning process to achieve outstanding results, this book covers: assessment for learning and an overview of the learning cycle practical teaching strategies and effective techniques to use in the classroom marking, feedback and using data to drive learning embedding assessment for learning in your classroom, department and school An effective guide for outstanding teaching and learning, this book offers an innovative approach and is packed full of practical exercises that are easy to apply in the classroom, proving essential reading for newly qualified and experienced teachers alike.

Primary ICT: Extending Knowledge in Practice


Author: John Duffty

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1844453154

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 7477

Still the biggest concern for many on initial teacher training courses is the acquisition of subject knowledge and the ability to translate that into effective teaching. This book addresses this - building on the core subject knowledge covered in the Achieving QTS series and relating it to classroom practice. It supports trainees in extending and deepening their knowledge of ICT and demonstrating how to apply it to planning and implementing lessons. Practical and up-to-date teaching examples are used to clearly contextualize subject knowledge. A clear focus on classroom practice helps trainees to build confidence and develop their own teaching strategies.

Qualität von Grundschulunterricht entwickeln, erfassen und bewerten


Author: Kornelia Möller,Petra Hanke,Christina Beinbrech,Anna Katharina Hein,Thilo Kleickmann,Ruth Schages

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531907557

Category: Education

Page: 317

View: 5243

Der Band greift die internationale und nationale Diskussion um die Qualität von Unterricht für den Bereich der Grundschule auf und präsentiert den aktuellen Forschungsstand zur Entwicklung, Erfassung und Bewertung der Qualität von Grundschulunterricht. Aus der Perspektive verschiedener fachlicher Disziplinen - Erziehungswissenschaft, Psychologie, Didaktik der Mathematik, Didaktik des Sachunterrichts, Sprachendidaktik - werden normativ-theoretische Überlegungen sowie empirische Ergebnisse zu Bildungsstandards und deren Überprüfung, zur Entwicklung von Grundschulunterricht, zur Erfassung seiner Wirkungen und zu individuellen wie auch strukturellen Lernbedingungen dargestellt.

Primary Science: Teaching Theory and Practice


Author: John Sharp,Graham Peacock,Rob Johnsey,Shirley Simon,Robin Smith,Alan Cross,Diane Harris

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1844457877

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 6775

This invaluable coursebook is designed for all trainees working towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Covering the essential skills of planning, monitoring, assessment and class management, it relates these specifically to primary science. The text is structured around the current curriculum and incorporates the Primary National Strategy. Content is linked to the 2007 QTS Standards. This edition makes links with the Early Years Foundation Stage throughout and includes a new chapter on teaching science in the Foundation Stage. Research Summaries are updated and popular features such as Reflective and Practical Tasks have also been reviewed.

Learning to Learn for Life 3

Research and practical examples for Secondary Schools


Author: Rebecca Goodbourn,Tricia Hartley,Steve Higgins,Kate Wall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1855396548

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 6436

This third book in the Learning to learn for life series offers practical examples for everyone interested in developing better schools and lifelong learners, and has a particular emphasis on Key Stages 3 and 4. This book is based on the Campaign for Learning's Learning to Learn in Schools Action Research Project, which is examining how to help pupils learn most effectively and so give each one the best chance to achieve his or her full potential. This book includes: what learning to learn is an outline of the Learning to Learn in Schools Actions Research Project - what it aims to achieve, the results so far and emerging areas of interest case studies written by secondary school teachers with a wealth of activities that can be adapted by individual schools ideas to help teachers move learning to learn forward in school a list of helpful resources The Campaign for Learning is working for a society where active participation in learning is recognised as the key to improving life chances, fulfilling potential and promoting citizenship.

Putting Assessment for Learning Into Practice


Author: David Spendlove

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1847064108

Category: Education

Page: 113

View: 7492

Effective assessment is central to the functioning of all schools and this resource from David Spendlove offers guidance for driving student attainment and progress through the Assessment for Learning initiative.

The Cambridge Handbook of Instructional Feedback


Author: Anastasiya A. Lipnevich,Jeffrey K. Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316843777

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

View: 2333

This book brings together leading scholars from around the world to provide their most influential thinking on instructional feedback. The chapters range from academic, in-depth reviews of the research on instructional feedback to a case study on how feedback altered the life-course of one author. Furthermore, it features critical subject areas - including mathematics, science, music, and even animal training - and focuses on working at various developmental levels of learners. The affective, non-cognitive aspects of feedback are also targeted; such as how learners react emotionally to receiving feedback. The exploration of the theoretical underpinnings of how feedback changes the course of instruction leads to practical advice on how to give such feedback effectively in a variety of diverse contexts. Anyone interested in researching instructional feedback, or providing it in their class or course, will discover why, when, and where instructional feedback is effective and how best to provide it.

Psychology for Language Learning

Insights from Research, Theory and Practice


Author: S. Mercer,S. Ryan,M. Williams

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137032820

Category: Education

Page: 265

View: 5653

Offering a timely snapshot of current theory and research in the field of psychology in foreign language learning, this book is accessible to both specialists and non-specialists. Each chapter focuses on a different psychological construct and provides an overview of current thinking in the area drawing on insights from educational psychology.

A Teaching Assistant's Guide to Completing NVQ Level 3

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools


Author: Susan Bentham,Roger Hutchins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317857712

Category: Education

Page: 290

View: 1655

A Teaching Assistant's Guide to Completing NVQ Level 3 is a must-have for all teaching assistants embarking on this course, and invaluable reading for tutors and assessors. This textbook addresses both the performance and knowledge requirements of the course. A key element of your NVQ Teaching Assistant course is to show evidence that you can apply your knowledge to everyday classroom activities, and students often find this is their biggest challenge. This book provides a range of tried-and-tested materials and practical advice on how to gather evidence that covers key performance indicators, to ensure that you complete your course successfully. This essential guide: gives detailed guidance on how to collect evidence from a variety of sources to match performance indicators provides photocopiable templates for teacher/teaching assistant discussions on roles and responsibilities, appraisals and self-appraisals gives examples of IEPs and Behaviour Plans provides the necessary underpinning knowledge in a clear and reader-friendly manner provides summaries of relevant legislation and national documents. Following the new and updated occupational standards (2007) for Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, this textbook offers truly invaluable advice for NVQ level 3 students. Including extracts of imaginary evidence the book follows the experiences of imaginary candidates, showing how they successfully put forward their portfolios of evidence to complete the course. Highly practical, rooted in everyday classroom practice and very closely tied to NVQ course requirements, this accessible book is an essential comprehensive guide for all students, as well as tutors, assessors and teachers supporting candidates for this course.

Assessment for Learning in Higher Education


Author: Liz McDowell,Kay Sambell,Catherine Montgomery

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415586577


Page: 167

View: 4871

"an invaluable guide for practitioners, quality assurors, university managers and students themselves who wish to better understand the importance of assessment for learning, and it will further scholarship in the field significantly." -Professor Sally Brown Assessment for Learning in Higher Education is a practical guide to Assessment for Learning (AfL); a term that has become internationally accepted in Higher Education and features in the learning and teaching strategies of many universities. It is also mandated by official bodies such as QAA in the UK. Many staff in Higher Education are uncertain about how to implement AfL, especially in times of increasingly constrained resources and this vital new guide provides solutions that make best use of assessment as a tool for learning. This book provides an important and accessible blend of practical examples of AfL in a variety of subject areas. The authors present practical, often small-scale and eminently 'do-able' ideas that will make its introduction achievable. It provides practical case examples both for new lecturers and more experienced staff who may be interested in embedding AfL principles and practice into their university teaching. AfL approaches go beyond minor adaptations to teaching practice, and signify a shift in the foundations of thinking about assessment. With this in mind there is guidance on the development of effective learning environments and communities through the use of: collaboration and dialogue authentic assessment formative assessment peer and self assessment student development for the long term innovative approaches to effective feedback . It provides helpful, realistic guidance backed up by relevant theory and is written in an accessible, jargon-free style, grounded in practical experience and brought to life via a wide range of illustrative examples and case studies. Assessment for Learning in Higher Education fills a vital gap in assessment literature and as AfL is increasingly on the Higher Education agenda, with the promotion of assessment as a tool for learning, this book will become an essential handbook to guide all academic practitioners.

The Perfect Ofsted Lesson - revised and updated


Author: Jackie Beere

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 1781350825

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 9405

A revised and updated version of Jackie Beeres best-selling The Perfect (Ofsted) Lesson ISBN 9781845904609. How to make that whole school inspection practically perfect in every way. What is it that makes a good school an outstanding one? What are the inspectors looking for? What is it that the outstanding schools do that catches the Ofsted inspectors eye? To answer these questions, Jackie has combined her extensive experience in education with research done in schools recently awarded that outstanding gold star. This book shares her findings in a practical, down-to-earth way that is as much about worldclass quality in teaching and learning as it is about surviving an inspection. With it, you can be confident of revealing your school in the best possible light and, who knows, you may even enjoy the process

Assessment for Learning

Why, what and How?


Author: Dylan Wiliam

Publisher: Inst of Education

ISBN: 9780854737888

Category: Education

Page: 40

View: 3863

Raising student achievement has benefits not only for the individual, but for society as well. In this lecture Dylan Wiliam argues that many efforts at reform have focused on things that are easy to change rather than those that would make the most difference. He shows that some investments in raising achievement are more cost-effective and more suitable for large-scale application than others. In particular, he argues, helping teachers make greater use of assessment for learning (AfL), would be the most effective way of raising student achievement. Professor Wiliam argues that, if we are to be successful as well as being clear about what we want teachers to do differently, we have to understand why changing teachers’ practice is so difficult, and this will require radical changes in the way we treat teachers’ professional development.

Ethical English

Teaching and Learning in English as Spiritual, Moral and Religious Education


Author: Mark A. Pike

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472576853

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 2180

Ethical English addresses the 'ethos' of English teaching and draws attention to its 'spirit' and fundamental character, identifying the features that English teaching must exhibit if it is to continue to sustain us morally as a liberal art and to provide the learners of increasingly plural societies with a broad ethical education. Mark A. Pike provides practical examples from the classroom, including assessment and teaching, knitting these with an ethical critique of practice, stimulating readers to engage in critical reflection concerning the teaching of English. This book not only shows readers how to teach English but also helps them to critically evaluate the ethics of the practice of English teaching.

Instructional coaching

a partnership approach to improving instruction


Author: Jim Knight

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412927239

Category: Education

Page: 239

View: 3563

Explains the basics of instructional coaching, details the essential skills that are needed by instructional coaches, and includes discussion of such topics as getting teachers on board, providing model lessons, and engaging in reflective conversations.

Rethinking Assessment in Higher Education

Learning for the Longer Term


Author: David Boud,Nancy Falchikov

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415397797

Category: Education

Page: 206

View: 7582

Assessment is a value-laden activity surrounded by debates about academic standards, preparing students for employment, measuring quality and providing incentives. There is substantial evidence that assessment, rather than teaching, has the major influence on students' learning. It directs attention to what is important and acts as an incentive for study. This book revisits assessment in higher education, examining it from the point of view of what assessment does and can do and argues that assessment should be seen as an act of informing judgement and proposes a way of integrating teaching, learning and assessment to better prepare students for a lifetime of learning. It is essential reading for practitioners and policy makers in higher education institutions in different countries, as well as for educational development and institutional research practitioners.