South West Conference: Assessment: The Bridge between Teaching and Learning – Wednesday 7 June 2017

What students learn as a result of any particular sequence of instruction is hard to predict and what they learn is not necessarily what we teach. This is why assessment is perhaps the central feature of effective practice—assessment is the bridge between teaching and learning. Assessment of understanding in all areas of the curriculum relies on children making decisions and choices, demonstrating independent thinking.

This day will be an opportunity to discuss, debate and reflect on current thinking around assessment. Renowned global education academic Dylan Wiliam and International Formative Assessment Expert, Shirley Clarke will present the morning keynotes, followed by an afternoon of workshops to explore the theme.

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