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Personalization: Assessment AS Learning

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Assessment AS learning (Personalization) is based in research about how learning happens, and is characterized by learners reflecting on their own learning and making adjustments so that they achieve deeper understanding. The teacher’s role in promoting the development of independent learners through assessment as learning is to:


> model and teach the skills of self-assessment

> guide learners in setting goals, and monitoring their progress toward them

> provide exemplars and models of good practice and quality work that reflect curriculum outcomes

> work with learners to develop clear criteria of good practice

> guide learners in developing internal feedback or self-monitoring mechanisms to validate and question their own thinking, and to become comfortable with the ambiguity and uncertainty that is inevitable in learning anything new

> provide regular and challenging opportunities to practice, so that learners can become confident, competent self-assessors

> monitor learners’ metacognitive processes as well as their learning, and provide descriptive feedback

> create an environment where it is safe for learners to take chances and where support is readily available

 

Reporting in assessment AS learning is the responsibility of learners, who must learn to articulate and defend the nature and quality of their learning. When learners reflect on their own learning and must communicate it to others, they are intensifying their understanding about a topic, their own learning strengths, and the areas in which they need to develop further.

 


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CLIL Thinking skills - LOTS and HOTS - YouTube

A video about valuable CLIL Skills: Learn the difference between s k i n n y questions and FAT questions! Learn the difference between LOTS and HOTS (Lower O...
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Marta Braylan's curator insight, July 2, 1:44 PM

Very clear video about the importance of good questions!!!

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¿Preguntas? | The Flipped Classroom

¿Preguntas? | The Flipped Classroom | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it

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2 Student Beliefs That Can Change Everything

2 Student Beliefs That Can Change Everything | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it
2 Student Beliefs That Can Change Everything by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education We know the relationship between feedback and achievement is strong. What about the relationship between feedback, personalization and, hence, motivation?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 22, 2014 10:49 PM

I hope every student has more than one teacher who makes them excited about their learning. One is not enough.

Alina Ghimpu-Hague's curator insight, May 9, 2014 1:19 PM

Argues in favour of a model for secondary education that incorporates practices most commonly associated with college teaching - e.g., using mentoring techniques, and allowing students to "major" in certain self-selected subjects best suited to their strengths. The latter idea is described in terms that sound very similar to the way secondary education operates in the UK; it would be very interesting to explore this issue further in light of the relatively recent emphasis in Britain on wider-ranging student performance indicators such as the English Baccalaureate.

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Inspiring Writing using Adventure Game Creation with Book Creator App - Sept 2014 Blog Post

Inspiring Writing using Adventure Game Creation with Book Creator App - Sept 2014 Blog Post | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it

This term I have been working with upper Key Stage 2 pupils to develop interactive adventure style games in Book Creator. One of the features of the app is it allows you to link objects such as images and text to other pages within the book. For images, tap on the image to select it, then tap on the Info icon and use the hyperlink box to type in the page number. For text, highlight the text withIn the text box and you will see a hyperlink option. This has enabled us to create games where choices, questions and decisions are asked of the user/player throughout. We have then used this as a stimulus for writing, not only creatively but also instruction and advertising. Above are a few screen shots of an example book I made but I didn't want to show the pupils too much as I wanted them to come up with their own ideas.


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Agora Abierta's comment, November 21, 2014 6:39 AM
Can you share a link to see the results??
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Can you share a link to see the results??
Coolwired's curator insight, November 21, 2014 3:49 PM

Digital Story creation challenge! Enjoy! :-)

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Clive on Learning: Seven ways that video can transform learning at work

RT @timbuckteeth: Seven ways that video can transform learning at work by @cliveshepherd http://t.co/OxM7ZflG4L

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5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners

5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it
Asking a question can be a scary step into the void. How do you create a culture of using questioning in the classroom?

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 20, 2014 8:47 PM

Some great tips on an always challenging issue -- how to get students to ask questions.

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The Science of Attention (And Why eLearning Professionals Should Care)

The Science of Attention (And Why eLearning Professionals Should Care) | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it
Paying attention is a task people take for granted; they rarely stop to think about the complex neurocognitive processes involved. However, it is an

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Games In The Classroom: What the Research Says

Games In The Classroom: What the Research Says | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it
The way we understand the expectations and promises of today’s game-based approaches will have a long-term impact on how we imagine and implement them in the future.

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Teachers’ Most Powerful Role? Adding Context

Teachers’ Most Powerful Role? Adding Context | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it
When information is available in abundance, teachers will still be subject matter experts, but their true value will lie in their ability to facilitate and share the expertise of their students.

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Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, July 1, 2014 12:01 AM

Añadir contexto significa relacionar la realidad con las experiencias de aprendizaje de nuestrx alumnx y sus conocimientos previos. Significa poner ese andamiaje que ayuda a crear productos únicos y compartidos con su entorno; bien sea porque ayuda a pensar con claridad y rigor, bien porque ayuda a crear un producto único y original, bien`porque ayuda a estructurar la lengua asociada a cualquier proceso. 

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Reflecting on Teacher's role

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Learner Interest-Driven Curriculum

Howard Rheingold interviews Jeff Hopkins, principal of Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry. http://dmlcentral.net/blog/howard-rheingold/learner-interest-driven-curriculum

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In one ear out of the other: how knowing about memory might help us in the classroom | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

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Scaffolding Close Reading of Text

Scaffolding Close Reading of Text | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it

By Justin Stygles


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Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, March 16, 2014 4:53 PM

Example on useful and simple strategy to help our students to take an active role while reading/ after reading.

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8 Reasons Why Students Should Still Write Research Papers

8 Reasons Why Students Should Still Write Research Papers | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it
8 Reasons Why Students Should Still Write Research Papers
by Dorothy Mikuska
There are plenty of reasons why the research paper is not assigned.

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Project Based Learning is the Conduit for Progressive Change | Blog | Project Based Learning | BIE

Project Based Learning is the Conduit for Progressive Change | Blog | Project Based Learning | BIE | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it
Passionate call for #PBL in schools RT @BIEpbl: Project Based Learning is the Conduit for Progressive Change http://t.co/NPrnUe5Wdt

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San Francisco Schools Transformed by the Power of Meditation

San Francisco Schools Transformed by the Power of Meditation | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it
Silence isn't something people usually associate with middle school, but twice a day the halls of Visitacion Valley School in San Francisco fall quiet as the...
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On how meditation can make long lasting changes in education and wellbeing

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On how meditation can make long lasting changes in education and wellbeing.

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Using the Internet and Social Media to Enhance Social-Emotional Learning

Using the Internet and Social Media to Enhance Social-Emotional Learning | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it
The news media is filled with horror stories about young people and the Internet, but what is often overlooked and not reported are the benefits that technology, the Internet, and Social media have...

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Ten Ideas To Move Classroom Technology Closer To Blended Learning

Ten Ideas To Move Classroom Technology Closer To Blended Learning | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it
Welcome to a post where I reflect on the idea of blended learning. In this post I will attempt to provide 10 ideas that can turn simple technology integration into a blended learning environment. F...

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Students Matter: 3 Steps for Effective Differentiated Instruction

Students Matter: 3 Steps for Effective Differentiated Instruction | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it
Education consultant and guest blogger John McCarthy advocates for student-centered education via three strategies for differentiated instruction: knowing students' strengths, involving them in planning, and leveraging the strengths of fellow...

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, July 10, 2014 11:35 AM

I like John's emphasis on building on the student's strengths and involving them in planning the  instruction. I was just talking to a teacher friend yesterday who had to make major adjustments to his instructional plan in order to differentiate positively. As teachers we have to respond daily to the needs of our students and differentiation as a "system" in place helps us do that effectively.

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For Students, the Importance of Doing Work That Matters

For Students, the Importance of Doing Work That Matters | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it
If our students look at the work we’re asking them to do today and say “It doesn’t matter,” we’re missing a huge opportunity to help them become the learners they now need to be.

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Cecilia Rosas's curator insight, July 6, 2014 3:49 PM

Instead of passing paper, digital or otherwise, back and forth between students and teacher, what if we allowed students to do real work for real audiences that can read and interact far beyond the limits of the school walls, schedule, and curriculum? What if we let our students do work that they actually cared about and wanted to create, not for a grade but because of its potential contribution to and effect on the world?

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Above & Beyond - YouTube

Created via collaboration by Partnership for 21st Century Skills and FableVision, Above & Beyond is a story about what is possible when communication, collab...

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Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, July 1, 2014 1:19 AM

Vídeo de P21 sobre las 4Cs: colaboración, pensamiento crítico, creatividad y comunicación

Marta Braylan's curator insight, July 6, 2014 9:08 PM

 

Inspiring story in relation to collaboration  and creative thinking

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Assessment, Choice, and the Learning Brain

Assessment, Choice, and the Learning Brain | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it
Is there a difference between performance goals and mastery goals? Yes -- and that difference can affect student outcome on assessments.

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Performance goals versus Mastery goals

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Barbara Bray's curator insight, June 23, 2014 11:28 PM

Glenn Whitman, Director of the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning explains that the growing field of educational neuroscience, development psychology, cognitive science and education can help schools and teachers rethink how they approach assessments. He compares performance vs Mastery Goals. 

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David Thornburg on the Evolving Classroom (Big Thinkers Series)

David Thornburg on the Evolving Classroom (Big Thinkers Series) | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it
The noted educational futurist describes his "holodeck" classroom -- an environment that supports project-based learning -- and makes the case for why the role of the teacher must change from lecturer to exploration guide.
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David Thornburg talks about technology and education. He encourages teachers to focus on KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING and to leave DATA AND INFORMATION TO Google.
 

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The Wrong Way to Teach Grammar

The Wrong Way to Teach Grammar | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it
No more diagramming sentences: Students learn more from simply writing and reading.

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Very interesting reflection based on research.

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Convierte tus videos de YouTube en material interactivo

Convierte tus videos de YouTube en material interactivo | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it
Si lo que deseas es innovar desarrollando nuevas formas para presentar información en video te recomendamos Hapyak, una herramienta para crear material interactivo utilizando videos de YouTube.

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Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, May 13, 2014 12:58 AM

Guztiz erabilgarria eta lagungarria gelako lanerako.  Irudientzako thinglink duzue...