Annual Conference 2014 – Assessing Learning not Levels

The AAIA 25th Anniversary Conference took place from 2nd to 4th October at the Marriott Hotel, Bournemouth.

Juliet-Sizmur-(Vice-President)

The conference was opened by Juliet Sizmur, AAIA President

 

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The introductory keynote ‘Learning not Levels’ was delivered by Professor Patricia Broadfoot whose historical perspective on assessment provided a basis for considering a science of assessment and the potential of digital technology in learning.

 

Keeping up-to-date briefings were provided by Kate Ridley-Moy, Assistant Director Assessment Policy, Department for Education and Steve Anwyll, Head of National Assessment, Ofqual.

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Mike Viner, AAIA Treasurer and former President completed an interesting and challenging afternoon, talking about ‘AAIA then and now’   DSC_2150

Shirley Clarke led a fascinating Friday conference (open to non-members) engaging delegates in thinking about ‘Outstanding formative assessment: a close focus’.   DSC_2156For technical reasons Shirley Clarke’s presentation is not available on this site.  However, the content of the additional slides that she used in the afternoon session is available here – AWL Tick List.  For videos of Shirley’s presentation scroll down to the bottom of this page. For a wealth of  other information and materials, please visit Resources and Action Research Learning Teams on Shirley’s website.

 

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An exciting and stimulating day was completed by Di Pardoe and Tom Robson’s session ‘Think like a learner’.

Di Pardoe and Tom Robson – Think like a learner

The final morning of the conference on Saturday began with Sue Swaffield whose keynote was entitled ‘An assessment for learning buffet breakfast, or maybe a three-course meal’.  The conference ended with Ruth Sutton talking about ’30 years of assessment work: are we making a difference?’  Both are longstanding friends of AAIA and delivered inspiring keynotes to end a high-quality, highly successful conference.

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Copies of keynote presentations and videos of  presenters from the full conference are available to members under Conference 2014 in the members’ area.

Programmes:

AAIA 25th anniversary conference 2014

AAIA One Day Conference 2014

 

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