Part 1: Questioning, thinking and dialogue/ Part 2: Using feedback to ensure progress/ Part 3: Improving teaching through AfL/ Part 4: Increasing pupil ownership, autonomy and success through AfL
Assessment for Learning (ASL) still largely remains a misunderstood concept in many schools yet is one of the powerful evidence based approaches to improving teaching and learning. This book discusses AfL opportunities in the context of the new Ofsted framework and new Teachers' Standards and will explore practical strategies for implementing AfL into everyday teaching.
David Spendlove is head of Initial Teacher Training at the University of Manchester and is an expert in AfL, research and teaching methods. He worked for 13 years as a teacher which included whole school responsibility for assessment. For the last 13 years he has been involved in teacher education including research, teaching and CPD. He gives presentations both related to teaching and AfL including lectures to 200+ trainees, School CPD as well as national and international presentations and keynotes related to teaching and assessment.
This neat little book explains the impact that effective AfL can have...whether you choose to dip in and out or read it from cover to cover, it's an accessible and inspiring title, full of practical advice. -- Helen Mulley * Teach Secondary magazine *