Overview

Learning how to learn is an essential preparation for lifelong learning. This book offers a set of in-service resources to help teachers develop new classroom practices informed by sound research. It builds on previous work associated with ‘formative assessment’ or ‘assessment for learning’. However, it adds an important new dimension by taking account of the conditions within schools that are conducive to the promotion, in classrooms, of learning how to learn as an extension of assessment for learning. Among the...

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Learning How to Learn: Tools for Schools

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Overview

Learning how to learn is an essential preparation for lifelong learning. This book offers a set of in-service resources to help teachers develop new classroom practices informed by sound research. It builds on previous work associated with ‘formative assessment’ or ‘assessment for learning’. However, it adds an important new dimension by taking account of the conditions within schools that are conducive to the promotion, in classrooms, of learning how to learn as an extension of assessment for learning. Among the materials included you will find:




  • an introductory in-service session

  • self-evaluation questionnaires

  • an action planning activity

  • workshops

  • tools for school development

  • a network mapping activity

  • guidance about different ways of using the resources

  • teachers descriptions of ways they have used of adapted them

  • references to further information and advice.

In addition, there is a support website and examples of how individual schools have used or adapted these materials to maximize their benefits.

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'[This book] contains a set of extremely important, well researched and well tested in-service resources for primary and secondary school teachers on learning how to learn through assessment for learning...The book is strongly recommended for any teachers interested in improving their pupils' motivation, cooperation and understanding in the classroom. The writing is clear and jargon-free, the book's purpose and structure are always self-evident, and its four parts are packed with ideas, facts, examples, materials and workshop actiivities.' - British Journal of Educational Technology
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134146826
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/13/2006
  • Series: Improving Practice (TLRP)
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents


Preface     v
Acknowledgements     vi
Introduction - about this book     1
Learning how to learn through assessment for learning     1
How this book is organised     2
Getting started     4
Overview     4
Background reading     7
Assessment for learning: what it is and what research says about it     7
Introducing the ideas and deciding a direction for development     14
Learning how to learn through assessment for learning (presentation)     15
Planning for learning how to learn through assessment for learning (audit and action-planning activity)     19
Staff questionnaire A: Classroom assessment practices and values (self-evaluation instrument)     20
Going deeper     25
Overview     25
The workshops     25
Materials     27
Developing classroom talk through questioning     27
Feedback     34
Sharing criteria with learners     39
Self-assessment and peer-assessment     44
How people learn     50
Learning across and beyond the school     58
Overview     58
Dimensions of teachers' learning     59
Dimensions of school managenaent systems     61
Reflecting on the survey data     64
Exploring school cultures     64
A culture of shared leadership     65
Exploring teaching     65
Adapting tools     66
Materials     67
Staff questionnaire B: Professional learning practices and values     68
Staff questionnaire C: School management practices and systems     73
Reflecting on the survey data     77
Snowballing: indicators of an LHTL culture     80
The matrix     82
Through the eyes of the NQT     83
Critical incident analysis     85
Leadership density analysis     86
Leadership tasks     90
Peer observation     92
Recasting outcomes     93
Network-mapping     94
Form for generating descriptive analysis of network maps     97
Developing and sharing practice     99
Developing AfL practice     99
'Traffic lights'     99
Sharing AfL practice     101
Pupil conferences     101
Appendix     103
About the Learning How to Learn project     103
Resources on the project website     104
Index     106
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