Inspirational Teaching Strategies

THE VERY LATEST IN ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING

A Masterclass in AfL
About this course

This course aims to offer a model of how to link the two principle components of assessment - formative and summative assessment and discuss how they can co-exist together. It will model the planning and delivery of a lesson that takes into account the core features of effective AfL but also builds on other recent key educational research. It will address some big questions like: "Why should we be doing it?" "Am I doing it as effectively as I can?" "Is it seamless or a ‘bolt –on’?"

Course Outcomes:
  • Outline the core features of assessment for learning
  • Clarify what learning objectives are and what they aren’t
  • Show how to review progress through formative feedback
  • Promote meaningful peer assessment strategies
  • Develop effective questioning to check for genuine understanding
  • Promote ways of ensuring meaningful peer and self-assessment
Course Outline:
Session 1: Success Criteria

The importance of explicit success criteria

What is and what isn’t a learning objective?

Overview sheets and how to use them

Students generating success criteria?

Session 2: Questioning

The two main issues in classroom questioning

Better quality and better response

Hinge questions

Socratic questioning

Session 3: Feedback

Verbal versus written

Quality feedback - how do you know?

Promoting marking dialogue

The role of pupils

Wendy Imperato

wendy.imperato@dragonfly-training.co.uk

029 2071 1787
Mary Chapman

mary@dragonfly-training.co.uk

+44 (0)29 2071 1787
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

“Good practical suggestions with practical applications that will definitely be used!”

Helen East , Brecon High School
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“Excellent practical ideas which can be used in different areas of the school cirriculum”

Vicki Mann , Wilnecote High School
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“Very informative, active learning style. Interesting content, good use of humour and very good materials.”

Vicky Williams , Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn

Good pace with lots of different methods and examples. Just enough practical tasks

Sarah Glover - Head of Music , Polesworth High School

Good pace, interesting, interactive. Lots of ideas to move forward with.

Paula Richards, Deputy Teacher in charge. , The Bridge Alternative Provision

Excellent. Thought provoking.

N Pinney, Head of PE , Slindon College

The session was lively and thought provoking providing both an overview of AfL principles and some good ideas for class room practice.

Sue Jackson, Director of Studies , Loughborough High School
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