• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Principles of assessment in lifelong learning

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Unit 9 The types of assessment in lifelong learning are: Diagnostic assessment: This is to assess past learning and is often used to assess the standards of students before work starts Formative assessment: This is an ongoing assessment to see how learners have taken in information and can be conducted as homework, quizzes or informal discussions. Summative assessment: The concluding assessment to a period of teaching such as Aâ levels or GSCEâs Taking the above there are forâs and againstâs in all the above methods such as the exam environment can put dread into people whilst others revel in it. Many learners are more practical than exam orientated and as such would be better at doing an oral assessment or practical assessment. ...read more.

Middle

The formative work is done over a period of aprox 12 months and is a period when assessment is done by workbooks, discussions, observations and witness statements to collate information that will cover the units the learner is doing. If during that time more learning is required then this is identified by the leaner, TA or mentor. The summarative work is carried out by an internal verifier who checks the TAâs work and then at certain times an external verifier from the awarding body will check the files that learners and the training provider have created Another area of summarative work is the functional skills tests which are done as an exam paper. ...read more.

Conclusion

After 3 years they must be shredded. In my other role as an ESR coach we have many types of assessment. These start with the initial assessment which depending on ability can be as simple as throwing a ball and catching to playing a warm up game to identify areas that can be improved. Moving on from this we have a book that is stamped when learners reach certain goals in their development and is normally aimed at the 6-14 age group or those with learning difficulties. For the more experienced player the formative stage would be moving the coaching onto the game situation with the final summarative area being that the learner is applying the lessons learnt into a winning environment Ref http://www.brookes.ac.uk/services/ocsld/resources/methods.html Ref http://www.hampshirecs.org.uk/upload/files/assessment__record_keeping_policy.pdf ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our University Degree Teaching section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related University Degree Teaching essays

  1. Pupils With Learning Difficultiesm and precision teaching.

    total of 663 pupils on programmes and an average of 8 pupils per teacher. The vast majority of the respondents were class teachers in the ordinary school. Within a smaller cohort of 52 teachers available for both surveys, 38 were still using PT techniques after 2 years, representing a 'maintenance' figure of 73 per cent.

  2. The Role of Assessment.

    These factors include the sort of activities, books and language used, attitudes to reading and success at school and the parental contributions towards informal and formitive feedback. Gipps and Stobart (1993) suggest that parental advice and attitude towards school achievements is far more widespread in middle classes.

  1. Methods of Assessment and Monitoring

    to begin a Year 9 module on Inheritance and Health, as suggested by Wragg (2001) to, 'assess what pupils already know'. This diagnostic approach was a valuable tool in assessing pupil's level of knowledge, diagnosing any misconceptions and informing for future lesson planning to avoid repetitive work and allow for a means to build up new concepts.

  2. Sexuality education is the lifelong process of building a strong foundation for sexual health

    it means to be gay.6 * In addition, among respondents in that study whose children were between the ages of 12 and 15, 49% discussed how to know when he/she is ready to have a sexual relationship, 54% discussed how to handle pressure to have sex, and 32% discussed what

  1. Validity of eer Assessment

    This understanding of how students learn, as individuals and within a learning community, can be a significant factor in understanding how effective PSA can be. When PSA is integrated into a learning environment it generates formative assessment that can lead to authentic and meaningful summative assessment.

  2. 2b Assessment of Learning

    The evidence of these capabilities, takes the form of a portfolio of designed to incorporate all the Assertiveness skills they have achieved during the academic year. These are marked internally and a sample group is taken for external verification. There is also an end of year assignment, which is designed by lecturers and is marked internally and by external verifiers.

  1. 'What does it mean to be a learner in new times?

    The thinking skills are organised into six levels - knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation. Howard Gardner is a theorist who researched multiple intelligences as a way of understanding the different learning styles. Gardner suggests that we all have multiple intelligences but some are more obvious than others and

  2. How would I define assessment?

    Diagnostic assessment is a judgement which precisely indicates what aspects of learning a Evaluative assessment is a judgement about the extent to which the learning opportunities are balanced and effective in achieving the objectives. Effective assessment is a central tool in raising achievement and, as such, must form part of the curriculum planning.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work