Working with Learners to use Assessment for Learning to Encourage Progress and Plan for Learning

Assessment for learning was the overarching theme of this project. It was based on the individual perceived needs of our learners with one main goal; that of building learner self-belief.

We did this primarily by questioning the way we did things and addressing learner barriers in order to improve the accessibility of learning and learning resources. Our strategies emerged out of discussion and feedback from our learners and allowed us to develop successful scaffolds, engaging texts, effective feedback methods and remove demoralising grading within marking.

All of these initiatives enabled and empowered learners to progress, resulting in immediate incremental gains and positive attitudes.

Bob Read was the strand lead for Project 1. Read his editorial: ‘Reasons to Be Cheerful‘.

Watch the group presentations at the final dissemination event by clicking play (to the right). You can also view their slides here.