Active Learning through Formative Assessment by Shirley ClarkeActive Learning through Formative Assessment by Shirley Clarke

Active Learning through Formative Assessment

byShirley Clarke

Paperback | December 28, 2008

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Shirley Clarke's latest book, following her hugely popular Formative Assessment in Action (2005), puts formative assessment within the context of active learning - maximising pupil engagement, effective dialogue and reflective thinking - and is packed with practical advice and examples fromearly years to secondary, across all subjects.Central to the whole process of using assessment for (and as) learning is the way in which pupils become involved in all learning and assessment processes: the explanations and classroom examples in this book demonstrate why and how to do it. Drawn from across the age range, and all subjects, theyexemplify effective learning objectives, clear success criteria, talk partner techniques, effective questioning, quality discussion with pupils, and self- and peer evaluation of work.New themes include how to develop a growth mindset, so that pupils enjoy challenge rather than avoid it for fear of failure; how popular strategies such as thinking skills and building learning power complement formative assessment; advice on current national expectations for summative assessment;and planning with key skills. Shirley also explains how to set up your own action research learning team in an individual school, a cluster of schools or any other educational setting and how best to support classroom teachers in their journey through the culture and practice of formativeassessment. Down to earth, practical and direct, this book gives busy teachers the essential 'how to' information they need, with clear principles and theory to underpin the wealth of practical advice and examples.
Shirley Clarke is an assessment consultant and trainer who is highly regarded by classroom teachers for her down-to-earth, practical approach to formative assessment, as well as a hugely successful author with an international reputation. A former primary teacher and advisory teacher, she is a popular speaker who is much in demand. Her...
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Title:Active Learning through Formative AssessmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.39 inPublished:December 28, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0340974451

ISBN - 13:9780340974452

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Definitions, history and purposes of formative assessment2. The link with summative assessment: long-, medium- and short-term assessment3. The ideal learning culture4. How can we maximise opportunities to think discuss and question?5. Asking worthwhile questions6. How can planning maximise pupil engagement and achievement?7. What makes effective learning objectives?8. How will we know what learning objectives mean?9. How will we know what excellence looks like?10. How can we enable a process of constant review and improvement?11. Setting up a learning team in your own educational setting, and supporting teacher developmentReferences