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.

Education Endowment Foundation – The Changing Mindsets project sought to improve academic attainment by supporting pupils to develop a growth mindset: the belief that intelligence is not a fixed characteristic and […]

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. […]