Teaching STEM Subjects: Introducing Assessment for Learning

FutureLearn Teaching STEM Subjects: Introducing Assessment for Learning

Platform
FutureLearn
Provider
National STEM Learning Centre
Effort
3 hours/week
Length
3 weeks
Language
English
Credentials
Paid Certificate Available
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Overview
Discover how assessment for learning will help you develop student understanding
Guided by leading experts in assessment for learning, on this course you will learn practical ways to embed formative practices in your classroom. You will learn how to create classroom interactions that encourage discussion and draw out student’s ideas.

You will explore strategies to help you reveal learners’ thinking and practise intentional dialogue and hinge-point questions. You will leave the course confident in assessing learners’ understanding, so that you can better progress their learning of STEM subjects such as science, computing or mathematics.

This course is for teachers, curriculum leaders, teaching assistants, newly qualified teachers, trainee teachers and others involved in teaching Science, Engineering, Technology, Computing or Maths. It’s suitable for educators working at primary, secondary or further education (ages 5-19 years).

Teachers of other disciplines may find this course a useful introduction to the ideas of assessment for learning.

What topics will you cover?
  • Key principles of assessment for learning
  • Intentional dialogue as a form of evidence of students’ understanding
  • Hinge-point questions to respond to students’ learning
Introducing Assessment for Learning provides the starting point for your professional development, from which our subsequent courses will build:

Taught by
Andrea Mapplebeck, Chris Harrison and Dylan Wiliam
Author
FutureLearn
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