Function of Assessment in Learning and Development

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1.1 Explain the function of assessment in learning and development To meet timely a required predetermined standard with evidenced learning. Unlike the course work we were required to do at school which when marked showed the standard we had achieved. Assessment learning breaks down the required knowledge into bite size pieces which are topic specific, when completed and assessed each piece must contain all the required criteria to evidence the learners understanding. In my experience timely assessment during this period gives feedback to learner and assessor on progress, giving confidence to the learner that they will meet the assessment standard.

1.2 Define the key concepts and principles of assessment
Achieving an accurate
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"The whole is greater than the sum of its parts". In short, to be completely holistic you must see a person as more than just organ systems, mental health, sexuality, etc. You must see how all aspects of their life impact on each other and the factors that influence them.

A theoretical and practical way of learning gives a greater understanding of previous experience and knowledge acquired. By always looking for the whole picture, care is based on this Holistic approach to training, a better understanding and view of the whole is appreciated. This outlook shows possible flaws and room for improvement . Cross mapping of observations can then be accomplished in safeguarding, H&S and communication skills e.g. speech, hand over book entries and computer skills The experience gained from actual incidents that have been seen and recorded such as First aid, fire or safeguarding issues.

3.3 Explain how to plan an holistic approach to assessment When able to breakdown the components of an environment using evidence seen and heard, which includes the learner, as a matter of habit the assessor is applying Holism. My believe is that many support supplied by service providers have become complacent and disheartened by falling standards because of the bad practice’s employed by the few. Which will, during there period of assessment, by observation and feedback give the learner a better understanding by raising there awareness of the surroundings which contribute
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