Assessment for Learning

We are currently running  ‘Assessment for learning: develop your practice in English and Maths’ two-day courses across England on behalf of the Education and Training Foundation. You can attend or host one of the following:

    • Assessment for learning: develop your practice in English
    • Assessment for learning: develop your practice in Maths

These courses form part of the Maths and English Pipeline of CPD activities, subsidised by the Education and Training Foundation.

Maths

A two-day course to enable maths teachers to plan and undertake effective Assessment for Learning (AfL).

Objectives

  • Explore the cognitive and affective domains of an AfL framework and apply it to your practice.
  • Design learning tasks which enable learners and teachers to monitor, evaluate and review progress, to build on learners’ prior knowledge, and match teaching to the needs of each learner.
  • Critically review and implement AfL principles and strategies including clarifying, sharing and understanding learning outcomes and success criteria, promoting learner talk, effective questioning, providing formative feedback, self-assessment and peer-assessment.

All of the above will be undertaken through experiential maths tasks which include the exploration of classroom discussion, rich collaborative tasks, diagnostic questioning and divergent assessment methods.

English

A two-day course enabling English teachers to plan and undertake effective Assessment for Learning (AfL).

Objectives

  • Explore the cognitive and affective domains of an AfL framework and apply it to your practice.
  • Design learning tasks which enable learners and teachers to monitor, evaluate and review progress, to build on learners’ prior knowledge, and match teaching to the needs of each learner.
  • Critically review and implement AfL principles and strategies including clarifying and understanding learning outcomes and success criteria, promoting learner talk, effective questioning, providing formative feedback, self/ peer assessment and the development of judgement.

All of the above will be undertaken through experiential English tasks which include the exploration of hybrid genres, text analysis and teaching inference.

Target Audience

Teachers working in the FE and skills sector who are employed by a SFA-funded organisation, and who:

  • teach GCSE maths in post-16 settings;
  • teach Functional Skills maths; and / or
  • support learners’ numeracy development.

Target Audience

Teachers working in the further education and skills sector who are employed by a SFA-funded organisation and who:

  • teach GCSE English language in post-16 settings;
  • teach Functional Skills English; and/ or
  • support learner’s literacy development.

Course Feedback

“I have learnt the theories of Afl and some excellent concrete examples.”

“I have received many materials from the course and given the opportunity to be the student. This made me consider a learners perspective which has helped me consider and improve my understanding of strategies differently.”

“Very inspiring. I have made so many notes and reflected a lot. I will surely share what i have learnt and reflected on.”

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course, however, course participants should teach English or maths and have good subject knowledge.

Course locations

Don’t miss out if you want to host a course – it’s a limited resource. Register your interest using this form now.

Course Fees

Your organisation can apply to host either an English or Maths* Assessment for learning: develop your practice course at a time and place to suit, and at highly attractive rates.

The courses are subsidised by the Education and Training Foundation (for SfA-funded organisations).

There are 3 pricing options:

1. Individual fees

SET member: £148.75  (www.set.et-foundation.co.uk)

Non-SET member:  £175

2. Hosting

Hosting is great value and allows you to train 10 delegates for the single price of £1,100. We will support you to fill the extra places but this is a great opportunity to work collaboratively with providers in your locality.

N.B We would need a minimum of 12 bookings to run this course.

3. In-house

Do you want to get the maximum value from your CPD budget? Why not run an in-house course at a time and venue to suit?

  • In-house course for up to 16 staff: £1,580
  • In-house courses for up to 32 staff: £3,100

*All mixed model courses will be open to external delegates but a small contribution  for subsistence will be provided to the host.

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