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Introducing Assessment for Learning

  • Categories Teaching
  • Duration 12h
  • Total Enrolled 8
  • Last Update January 12, 2024

About Course

National STEM Learning Centre


Guided by leading experts in assessment for learning, on this course you’ll discover how to gauge your learners’ understanding, so that you can better progress their learning.

You’ll discover how you can create a classroom culture that allows difficult ideas to surface, revealing student misconceptions and allowing you to tailor your teaching to your students. You will learn the key principles of assessment for learning, before exploring two approaches in more detail..

Who will you learn with?

Jane Winter

Professional Development Leader, specialising in STEM employed at York University and in Lincolnshire schools.



Yeasmin Mortuza

Educational consultant for primary and secondary schools, specialising in improving science teaching, and promoting positive behaviour for learning.



Who developed the course?


The National STEM Learning Centre provides world-class professional development activities and resources to support the teaching of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects.

What Will I Learn?

  • Identify the main principles of assessment for learning
  • Reflect on the role of intentional dialogue in supporting teaching in a formative way
  • Develop your use of hinge-point questions to elicit evidence from students
  • Collaborate with peers, educators and mentors to try out activities and share thinking, in order to develop your teaching practice

Topics for this course

5 Lessons12h

Developing your formatively-driven classroom?

What does a formatively-driven classroom look like and what is your role as a teacher in such a learning environment?
Educator viewpoint: encouraging more talk00:01:38
Your understanding of intentional dialogue

Creating an environment for classroom talk?

How is classroom talk enabled in your classroom and how can you create a learning environment that welcomes dialogic learning? In these steps we’ll look at some examples of classroom talk in practice.

Student Feedback


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It gives me new innovative techniques and teaching learning skills. I used in my teaching and caters the students knowledge and skills in a better way.

This course is beautifully prepared and knowledge has been shared in an exquisite way by giving proper emphasis on cardinal points .

This course has added so much to my knowledge and will definitely prove useful in my professional career.

Its important as educators to find new ways of teaching and incorporate different and interesting methods to teach.


Material Includes

  • Official Certificate

Target Audience

  • This course would suit teachers, curriculum leaders, teaching assistants, newly qualified teachers, trainee teachers and others involved in the education of young people.