Friday, 30 November 2007

AfL in everyday lessons

Zoe Newbery has produced this presentation for the Humanities faculty on Assessment for Learning:

Click on the 'View in Full Screen' icon on the bottom right of the screen above if you want to enlarge the presentation.

Asking the right questions

Carole Lewis has highlighted the following resources to inform your use of questioning in lessons:

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

AfL 'Hot Research'

This very short video from Teachers TV gives a brief introduction to Assessment for Learning by the late, great Ted Wragg.

Competetive coursework

Another, longer, Teachers TV video here which uses Afl as a tool to increase pupil motivation.
Controversially the teacher uses class league tables to measure progress and achievement.
Crucially marks are value added and linked to their prior assessment and target grades so that weaker pupils can come out on top.


One place to start if you want to keep up with new ideas, projects and debates is the Innovation Unit.
They describe their work like this:

The Innovation Unit promotes innovation to improve education and children's services. It acts as a catalyst for change and draws on expertise from both the public and private sectors, combining practitioner expertise with the ambition of policy makers.

You can sign up for information and there are opportunities to collaborate with others. So far I feel like I've only begun to scratch the surface of what they offer so let me know if you find anything of interest.

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Welcome to the future

As Lead Practitioners at Campion School, near Northampton, UK we aim to keep up to date with current changes in Education and to take a lead ourselves in shaping the future of schools and schooling.
There is so much information and research going on in the world of education right now that it is hard to keep track of it all. You can stumble across a resource on the internet and think "I must get back to that" and then forgot where or when you saw it. Either that or you miss it completely.
The aim of this blog is to act as a library of such resources that you will be able to search and use as well as a forum to discuss and contest their value.

If you find anything useful that you would like saved please email me.