PTLLS Unit 012 Principles of Assessment in Lifelong Learning

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PTLLS Unit 012
Principles of Assessment in Lifelong Learning

Produce 1 Written Rationale of 1000 words for all areas of research in 1 to 3.
1.1 Analyse how types of assessment are used in lifelong learning:
“Assessments should be a regular process; it might not always be formalised, but you should be observing what your learners are doing, asking questions and reviewing their progress throughout their time with you”.
Gravells A. Page 113.

Assessments are used to track not only learner but tutor progress. Below I have documented some utilised in my everyday teaching life:

Initial Assessment
Undertaken prior to a lesson or course is delivered and helps direct my session planning to meet learner’s expectations.
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The down side of this is that learners may have only been taught what is needed to pass the exam and not retain any of the other theories they may need at a later stage.

2.1 Evaluate how to involve learners in the assessment process:
As a tutor I will carry out various methods of assessment to maintain continuous improvement; I also involve my learners in the process.

By giving my learners clear guide lines they undertake peer to peer assessments, where they give verbal feedback to each other. This stimulates focus on the subject being taught; encourages communication skills and the discovery of common ground. Sometimes comments coming from a peer can be better received than from the tutor.

Checking their own work and progress through self-assessment is useful as this gives learners an opportunity to step back and reflect on their objectives and whether they’ve attained them.

I also conduct one to one tutorials in an informal manner where we discuss objectives, progress and development. This demonstrates positive and individual inclusion. As stated by Wilson L. (2009). page112 “Assessment is a term given to checking that learning has occurred. It may happen at any stage during the learner’s progress through their qualification”.
Assessments are also a tool to motivate and boost the confidence of learners.

2.2 Analyse the role of peer and self –assessment in the assessment process:
Peer assessments are a good
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