Exceeding Expectations with Formative Assessment www.shirleyclarke-education.org
Assessment for Learning
Assessment for learning is fundamental to the development of independent learners. Through ‘the process of seeking and interpreting evidence for use by learners and their teachers to decide where the learners are in their learning, where they need to go and how best to get there’ (ARG 2002) assessment for learning encourages pupils to take ownership of their learning.
The Guardian – Parents of GCSE and A-level students taking their exams this month will know how important encouragement is. But they might be surprised to learn that how we understand […]
The Guardian – Can watching short films featuring actors impersonating Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein improve your brainpower? Researchers working in 100 British primary schools will try to find out from […]
The Guardian – Assessment systems requiring different-coloured pens and rubber stamps are the biggest cause of stress for teachers, according to a union survey.
GOV.UK – Report about eliminating unnecessary workload for teachers regarding marking, including principles and recommendations. GOV.UK – Letters from the teacher workload review groups and Nicky Morgan.
TES News – Research aims to find out whether teaching children psychologist Carol Dweck’s theory will improve their results
TES – Growth mindsets have caught on in a big way. Teachers have mapped and adapted their own practices to Carol Dweck’s framework; schools have made it their mantra. Pendulums, though, have […]
GOV.UK – The group will consider effective practice on marking in schools which raises standards for pupils without creating unnecessary workload.
Robin Alexander – The term ‘dialogic teaching’ is now in regular use but like all such terms means different things to different people. As developed by Robin Alexander since the early 2000s, […]
University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education – A dialogue-based approach to the development of children’s thinking and learning.
University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education – The Dialogic Teaching is Science Classrooms Project is a 2 year project exploring how talk with a teacher can help students to develop their understanding of […]
Education Week – For many years, I secretly worked on my research. I say “secretly” because, once upon a time, researchers simply published their research in professional journals—and there it stayed. […]
TES News – A major research project is to look at how teachers can use feedback to improve pupils’ understanding of maths.
GOV.UK – This report provides advice to schools about how to develop new approaches to pupil assessment that are based on needs of the pupils, follow the school’s curriculum and support effective teaching. GOV.UK […]
TES – In the 10th part of our ongoing online conversation, Scottish educationalist David Cameron (left) sets out his own version of what constitutes ‘British values’ in response to former schools […]