Reviews: Assessment

15 reviews found for "Assessment"
Book review : Assessment for learning : why, what and how?
This a book review of Assessment for learning : why, what and how? an inaugural professorial lecture by Dylan Wiliam, published by the Institute of Education in 2009, ISBN 9780854737888. It was reviewed by Linda Jones of Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Postgraduate Medical School on behalf of ESCalate. Dylan Wiliam assembles his argument that, for professional development of teachers to be effective, we must not simply theorise about formative...
Book review : Assessment for learning and teaching in primary schools (2nd ed.)
This is a book review of Assessment for learning and teaching in primary schools (2nd ed.), by Mary Briggs et al., published by Learning Matters in 2008, ISBN 9781844451432. It was reviewed by Tracy Wallis of the University of Wolverhampton on behalf of ESCalate. This book is aimed at trainee teachers and NQTs and seeks to explain the fundamentals of what assessment for learning and teaching actually is and has been revised for the new 2007 Q...
Book review : Developing teacher assessment
This is a book review of Developing teacher assessment by John Gardner et al., published by the Open University Press in 2010, ISBN 9780335237838. It was reviewed by Jonathan Tummons of the University of Teesside. The book takes the reader through debates concerning different, and sometimes contested, definitions of formative and summative assessment, before positing a series of ten principles of assessment practice. It recommends that teachers’...
Book review : Gifted and talented in the early years : practical activities for children aged 3 to 5
This is a book review of Gifted and talented in the early years : practical activities for children aged 3 to 5 by Margaret Sutherland, published by Paul Chapman Educational Publishing in 2005, ISBN 9781412903684. It was reviewed by Keith Savage of Stockport College on behalf of ESCalate. This book is a guide for practice rather than an academic text, but it introduces in a fairly gentle way the ideas of Bruner (learning and culture), Gardner...
Book review : Learning to teach in the secondary school
This is a book review of Learning to teach in the secondary school edited by Susan Capel, Marilyn Leask and Tony Turner, published by Routledge in 2009, ISBN 9780415478724. It was reviewed by Liane Purnell of Newman University College, on behalf of ESCalate. This edition has been updated to take account of the move towards Masters (M level) qualifications and covers topics such as, planning lessons and schemes of work, managing behaviour for...
Book review : Teaching synthetic phonics
This is a book review of Teaching synthetic phonics by Rhona Johnston and Joyce Elizabeth Watson, published by Learning Matters in 2007, ISBN 9781844451210. It was reviewed by Alex Melrose of Stockport College on behalf of ESCalate. Teaching Synthetic Phonics provides a useful guide to the whole field of synthetic phonics in that it provides knowledge of the principles behind what is meant by synthetic phonics in a succinct and easy-to-understand...
Book Review: A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Enhancing Academic Practice, 2nd Edition
This book is intended primarily for those in higher education who are relatively inexperienced teachers, but I would suggest that it is extremely valuable for all those working in higher education and supporting adult learners. It is a guide to best practice and process and the most recent developments in teaching, learning and assessment, drawing on a large number of expert authors for chapters and case study materials. The book addresses rapid...
Book Review: Achieving QTS: Assessment for Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools
This is an extremely useful book for the Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) and those seeking to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). It is written with the needs in mind of primary trainees on courses of initial teacher training. This book will also be useful for assessment leaders and curriculum coordinators in the primary sector. The book is full of practical ideas for assessment of learning, linking the processes of setting objectives in...
Book Review: Achieving QTS: Primary Science - Audit and Test: Assessing Your Knowledge and Understanding. 2nd edition
A short practical book, which aims to audit student teacher's knowledge of science. This book focuses on the traditional way of auditing knowledge using the old skills set
Book Review: Assessing Students' Written Work: Marking Essays and Reports (Effective Teaching in Higher Education S.)
Assessing Students’ Written Work is one of a series of titles focused primarily on those new to teaching but is useful as a reference text for all practitioners. The other texts in the series are Small Group Teaching, Giving a Lecture: From Presenting to Teaching and Using C&IT to Support Teaching
Book Review: Assessment
The authors of this book say, themselves, that the literature on assessment is voluminous. What makes this enjoyable book different is that it describes, as case studies, real life situations or 'critical incidents' and the ways that they have been resolved, as far as has been possible. 'Assessment ' attempts to encourage the understanding and development of readers, coaching them in reflective practice by dividing each case up into two or three...
Book Review: Collective Wisdom
This book mainly provides ‘tips and hints’ for effective teaching. 4 main themes within teaching practice are considered: assessment, large group teaching and lecturing, small group teaching and e-learning
Book Review: Learning Autonomy in Post-16 Education
The title doesn't convey the breadth and importance of a book that should be read by all present and intending FE teachers and managers, those in HE who study, or train teachers for, the post-school sector and the architects of the emerging 14 - 19 phase. In its genesis as a PhD this was a study of assessment in GNVQ, with the aims of (i) offering a more rational basis for assessment and (ii) promoting forms of learning that are genuinely...
Book Review: Towards fairer university assessment: recognizing the concerns of students
This book explores assessment as a determiner of student satisfaction. It proposes a theory of demonstrating capability based on a grounded theory methodology. A comparison is given of universities in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. There are some well-written sections on constructions of fairness and the policy context, although perhaps the rest of the book does not pursue these discussions. But nevertheless, a good book
Book Review: Understanding Assessment - Purposes, Perceptions, Practice
The book is structured into four parts, comprising: an overview of assessment and an introduction to key concepts;a section dealing with aspects of external assessment; a section that looks at issues of classroom assessment; a concluding section which summarises the book's central arguments and illustrates how teachers can reconcile the two cultures of summative and formative assessment