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Focusing on active ways to help children 5-14 years old improve their thinking and learning skills in science, this resource provides strategies for teaching creative, brain-friendly lessons.

Assessment in Science
Assessment in science

This chapter will discuss how formative assessment can develop thinking skills and promote attainment. Reference will be made to examples of effective feedback and the use of assessment levels to inform planning and target setting. While formative assessment is known to be a powerful tool for improving learning, with registered gains that are the equivalent of moving a medium-ranked country on the TIMS test to one of the top 5,1 it is not a set of strategies that can just be added to everyday teaching. In order for such gains to be achieved there has to be a fundamental change in the contract between teachers and learners and a focus on how learners' brains work.

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