Five sections cover education policy, professional skills, theory, practice and reflection. The authors provide teaching ideas that work, and that will help trainee teachers to improve their grades and lesson observation profiles. There is a clear explanation of the theoretical underpinning that must be grasped in order to pass written assignments, and Masters level debates are addressed throughout the book, with a dedicated chapter exploring academic themes and issues.

Understanding the Role of Assessment in Learning

Understanding the role of assessment in learning


By the end of this chapter the reader will be able to:

  • understand what we mean by ‘assessment’;
  • apply different assessment methods and models to their own practice;
  • apply the ‘language of assessment’;
  • understand how assessment fits into teaching and lesson planning;
  • see the importance of feedback and assessment as a tool to further motivate learners and to increase learning.

What is Assessment?

Assessment means to find out, to judge, to analyse, to ascertain – to find out where your learners are with their learning; to measure and maybe test what they can do and cannot as yet do, and the level to which they are working. Assessment and ‘testing’ are not necessarily the ...

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