This MOOC takes a teachers’ perspective. It canvasses the 21st century skills students need. It explores how teachers might apply developmental teaching and assessment principles to develop these skills in a classroom.
Get to grips with Assessment for Learning with one of three courses for teachers from the National STEM Learning Centre.
Assessment for Learning (AfL) is a term that’s widely used in education, but applied in ways that are variable in their effectiveness. This free online course - designed for STEM teachers in primary and secondary schools, and sixth form and further education colleges - will help you understand and use it more effectively.
Understand Assessment for Learning in theory and practice
Through this course, you’ll understand:
- the theory and science behind effective Assessment for Learning;
- how to use Assessment for Learning to elicit evidence about what’s going on in your learners’ minds;
- how to use this evidence formatively with your learners in your laboratory and classroom;
- how to write, judge and use the hinge questions that are central to Assessment for Learning in STEM.