Strategy Sessions: Set up for success with formative assessments

Australia/Adelaide 10.00am | Tue 24 April 2018
USA/Los Angeles 5.30pm | Mon 23 April 2018
UK/London 1.30am | Tue 24 April 2018

Kari Qasem – ELICOS Teacher – Eynesbury

Since early 2016, Navitas teachers globally have participated in more than 14,000 hours of professional development in courses run by L&T Services.

Three months after the end of their course, participants are asked to consider what changes they have made to their practice. This series invites those teachers to share a learning and teaching challenge and their strategies and learnings from the process.

Each session includes Q&A discussion with the presenter and other attendees to help you connect with others in the learning and teaching community.

Assessment is an integral part of the teaching and learning process. Students tend to work harder when grading is involved, which can consequently cause anxiety and stress. However, assessment should not only be about the grade awarded but also about providing feedback which aims to identify strengths and areas of improvement.

Assessment can refer to the measurement of students’ learning when addressing a task (summative assessment). It can also evaluate understanding during instruction for the purpose of learning (formative assessment). Although both types of assessment differ in their meaning and purpose, formative assessment enhances learning and better prepares students for summative assessment.

In this event, Kari Qasem will look at how to best incorporate formative assessments in teaching. She will also highlight the benefits of this type of assessment in helping students achieve learning goals and in assisting teachers with post-marking feedback.