How weighing the pig CAN make it fatter.
I was asked to make a presentation on the topic of Assessment for Learning for our June Inset this past week. This gave me the opportunity to talk about some of the things I’ve been trying in my teaching this year when looking to develop Independent Learners.
The only limitations I had were the requirements that the session only last an hour (with opportunity for questions and that I engaged the audience with some “Active Learning” (because apparently if I just talked I’d be engaging the audience in “passive learning“).
Below are the slides from my inset session.
It’s the holidays now and I’m not feeling inclined to write up what I said into a long blog post…
The green text in the slides is usually a link to more information on the topic.
In the end I’m not sure I really did talk about assessment for learning.
Some more reading:
Links in the Presentation:
- Memory for Chess
- Concreteness Fading
- What comes first?
- Performance Vs Learning
- Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve
- Memory Rules Re-written
- Test and Study – Karpicke
- The Leitner System
- Mind-Maps for Assessment
- Formative Vs Summative Writing
- Deconstructing Exam Technique – John Tomsett
- Swiss Cheese Summary
- How Test Expectancy Promotes Learning
- Maximising the effectiveness of multi-choice
- Handling Misconceptions (non-examples)