20 Years of Assessment for Learning: The Impact on Classroom Practice?
The University of Waikato invites you to a special public lecture on Thursday 25th November at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts.
Join special guest lecturer Professor Chris Harrison as she examines the impact of the Assessment for Learning movement started in the mid to late 1990s on classrooms both here and internationally. Chris will examine it impacts on both classroom assessment and pedagogy, reflect on the journey that Assessment for Learning has taken and examine reasons why sometimes formative practice strengthens and sometimes gets limited by national or local contexts.
This presentation will provide ample opportunity for educators in all areas to reflect on their own practice, consider research-informed practice and learn the importance of practice-based evidence from a professional learning perspective
Professor Chris Harrison is a researcher in assessment and teacher professional learning at King’s College London. Chris is known, both nationally and internationally, for the ways she can relate research to practice, made possible through extensive experience of teacher education from both a research and teaching perspective. Chris started her professional life as a science teacher in London schools for 13 years. On joining King’s, she began her PhD focusing on classroom assessment, supervised by Professor Paul Black. Following the publication of Inside the Black Box (Black & Wiliam, 1998), she worked on the innovative KMOFAP study which looked at assessment for learning in science, English and mathematics classrooms. Several studies and consultancies developed from this work and the collaborative action research approach that she developed through these projects has informed many national and international projects. Chris’s recent work has investigated STEM inquiry learning, pre-service teachers assessment capabilities and the connection between professional learning and enactment of practice.
Drinks and nibbles are provided from 5.15pm, prior to the lecture beginning at 5.45pm.
Contact: Aandrea Murray
(07) 838 4608
Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand Conference 2020
Welcome to the information and registration site for MANZ Conference 2020!
I am delighted to present to you the amazing line-up of speakers who are providing a wide range of topics which will, I’m sure, inspire you. Come along to the Wairakei Resort, Taupō while soaking up knowledge for your kete.
In 2020 we are celebrating the 150 years since the birth of our founder Dr Maria Montessori. Come along to our network drinks on Saturday 4 July to help us celebrate this important milestone.
I look forward to welcoming you.
Cathy Wilson, Executive Officer, MANZ
FAGASA Teaching and Learning Samoan Language
FAGASA Conference provides professional development for educators of Samoan Language.
Runs for 3 days where there will be speakers and workshops inclusive of early childhood to tertiary education.
The conference will be held in the University of Samoa.
Please contact Mamaitaloa at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.