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Assessment for Learning - An Effective & Efficient Approach (10 hours)

Course approved by the Department of Education & Skills.

Rahoo has facilitated workshops on Assessment for Learning in schools and education centres across Ireland, and digitally in 2018 and 2019. Feedback has been extremely positive.

It is an investigation-based course which explores key elements of effective and efficient teaching and learning and applying Assessment for Learning in classroom practice.

It covers the themes of assessment for learning in comparison to assessment of learning, learning objectives, success criteria, effective questioning, measuring progress via self, peer and teacher.

This course is delivered in a practical, solution-focused, participant-led manner; and models effective assessment for learning strategies, which can then be used in the classroom.

  • The course aims to identify the benefits of assessment for learning as a teaching and learning methodology and utilise the findings as a means of engaging with this practice.
  • The course aims to lead to better quality teaching and learning, through the establishment of assessment for learning methodologies in the classroom.
  • The course aims to facilitate and support teachers to use SSE to become more reflective practitioners and make informed decisions about their pedagogical approach.
  • The course aims to showcase best practice of a core set of teaching and learning approaches including effective assessment, including utilising ICT effectively; which will revolutionize practice and improve student outcomes.

Module 1 - Introduction

  • Where am I? We self-assess our practice using a baseline test, informed by SSE.
  • What is current evidence-based best practice? We explore theory of assessment practices and the value of different methodologies.

Module 2 Learning Objectives & Success Criteria

  • What are Learning Objectives and Success Criteria?
  • How can I use them effectively and efficiently?

Module 3 Effective Questioning

  • How can effective questioning strategies enhance assessment for learning in the classroom?
  • How can I use them effectively and efficiently?

Module 4 Measuring Progress

  • How can we measure progress as a deliberate learning activity that demonstrates assessment for learning?
  • How can I do this effectively and efficiently via self, peer and teacher-led assessment?

Module 5 Embedding Assessment for Learning

  • How can we embed assessment for learning strategies into everyday practice efficiently and effectively?


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