Wendy Lee's Learning Stories in Practice: Being Formative

Professional development (PD) New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 22 January 2020
Notice reference #: 1HA4cf

This is the second in a series of 10 webinars in 2020 by learning stories luminary, Wendy Lee from New Zealand. Each webinar will cover a chapter in the inspiring new book, co-written with Margaret Carr, called Learning Stories in Practice.

Feedback which focuses on what needs to be done can encourage all to believe that they can improve. Such feedback can enhance learning, both directly through the effort that can ensue and indirectly by supporting the motivation to invest such effort. A culture of success should be promoted where every student can make achievements by building on their previous performance, rather than by being compared with others. (Assessment Reform Group, 2002: 46)

This webinar will cover:

  • Assessment for learning, formative assessment, is any assessment for which the first priority in design and purpose is to promote children’s learning
  • Learning Stories are formative assessments
  • A Learning Story assessment portfolio will include five dimensions (ABCDE)
  • Learning is learnable.

About The Book

The seminal work on Learning Stories by Professor Margaret Carr and Wendy Lee was first published by SAGE in 2001. That widely acclaimed approach to assessment has since gained a huge international following.

Wendy's new book, "Learning Stories in Practice," features a variety of examples of real-life learning stories from around the world. It provides clear, practical advice on how to initiate and create learning stories and why they are valuable. The authors show readers how to write stories that capture the excitement of each young child’s journey through the early years and how to develop a deep professional understanding of the learning that takes place during this time in their lives. You can buy the book here.

If you are unable to make the live webinar, no problem! Register anyway. All registrants will receive a recording after the event.

Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

13 February 2020 – 13 February 2020

Further information

Contact: Alick Draper

 (0800) 233 822