Ctlls Unit 3 Principles and Practice of Assessment

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CTLLS Unit 3 Principles and practice of assessment My methodology for writing this essay is so that I can gain my Ctlls qualification and support my own teaching practices. In my research for this assignment I have used books, the Internet for various websites and my notes from the lessons, as well as my own experience from teaching. Assessment is used so that I can check that learning has taken place and to what extent. I use assessment at all stages of the learning process in line with organizational requirements; firstly by conducting an initial assessment with the learner. This shows me the level at which the work to be completed needs to be set and gives the learner a starting point. A diagnostic assessment is completed by the…show more content…
A learner may need to learn by using the mastery method. “The essence of mastery- learning strategies is group instruction supplemented by frequent feedback and individualized corrective help as each student needs it.” B.S. Bloom, Evaluation to Improve Learning (Bloom’s emphasis) I have looked at various theorists ideas and would agree with Bloom’s mastery- learning strategies as every learner learns at a different pace. I had not before understood quite how difficult assessment can be, especially formative and how many methods can be used when assessing learners. I had not used peer assessment at all and had to explore this in depth and although I would like to use this assessment I feel that my learners are too self conscious to enable this to happen. Bibliography Curzon, L.B,(2004) Teaching in Further Education, An Outline of Principles and Practice, 6th Edition, Bodmin, Continuum www.teachingenglish.org.uk/think/articles/asking-questions accessed 14/04/09 QCA, www.qca.org.uk, accessed 31/03/09 Bloom, B.S, (1992), Evaluation to Improve Learning, New York and London:

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