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The Influence of Mindset on Assessment

May 2 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

*** Please note change of date***

In this seminar participants will be afforded the opportunity to explore and articulate the mental models which inform their understanding of assessment, how assessment for, of and as learning impacts on how students learn and how best to engage with them.

As part of this seminar participants will explore assessment methodologies and examine the possibilities of incorporating some of them into their own teaching with a view to enhancing the learning that occurs. The methodologies will focus on student engagement and motivation through use of assessment for, as and of learning techniques to promote more effective teaching.

Effective assessment is critical to establishing shared expectations between teacher and student. Ineffective assessment is often rooted in problems associated with fixed mindsets. The seminar will focus on sharing assessment methodologies and on ways to promote a growth mindset in both student and teacher.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Have a deeper understanding of the difference between assessment for learning, assessment of learning and assessment as learning
  2. Consider the mental models which shape their beliefs about assessment
  3. Explore a range of assessment methodologies and examine how, at least, one of, these could be used in their own classroom
  4. Examine and design assessment tools such as rubrics, anticipation sheets, KWL’s which they can use in their classrooms

Target Audience

Third Level Lecturers mainly but the topic is of interest to all educators

Format

The seminar will be a combination of lecture, demonstration and workshop.

Organizer

Corina Power
Email:
cspower@wit.ie