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Pedagogy and assessment

 

Pedagogy

A selection of a relevant pedagogy that best fits the curriculum and context of the school’s learning environment is essential in delivering quality teaching and learning.

Bloom's taxonomy (revised) organises thinking skills into six levels, from the most basic to the more complex levels of thinking, learning at the higher levels (eg mental abstraction) is dependent on having attained prerequisite knowledge and skills at lower levels (eg recall and fact recognition). 

Blooms Digital Taxonomy (devised by Andrew Churches) focuses on using digital tools and technology through a ‘power verbs’ lens.  This taxonomy can be used for a range of purposes including; curriculum mapping, lesson planning and formative and summative assessment.

The SOLO taxonomy aims to capture the quality of a student's learning rather than levels of thinking, as with Bloom's taxonomy. Judgement about the quality of a student’s learning is made on the assumption that a student’s responses show increasing complexity as a student learns more 

Visible Thinking is a flexible and systematic research-based approach to integrating the development of students' thinking with content learning across subject matters. Visible Thinking has a double goal: to cultivate students' thinking skills and dispositions, and to deepen content learning.

The 8 Cultural Forces that Define Our Classrooms is a framework developed through Harvard’s Project Zero, outlining 8 different ‘forces’ that all educators should consider when designing learning experiences and interacting with students

Assessment

A selection of assessment frameworks and methods are available when considering student assessment of skills and content.  

Graphic organisers for assessment  includes a description and explanation of how, why and when each should be used. Some examples of how schools have successfully used a graphic organiser in the classroom are also provided. 

Assessment strategies is a Scoop.it collection of resources and articles on assessment strategies for teaching and learning across a range of contexts.

Teachers guide to assessment

Types of Assessment – (Sydney Uni) 1 pager

Illustrations of practice

Explore how these schools have developed curriculum programmes to build Asia capability.

  • Greenway-Park
  • Greenway Park Public School, NSW...more »
  • StMarys
  • St Mary's Senior High School...more »
  • StPauls
  • St Paul's Catholic Primary School, NT...more »

Acknowledgements

Images: Greenway Park Public School logo – Greenway Park Public School; St Mary's Senior High School logo – St Mary's Senior High School; St Paul's Catholic Primary School logo – St Paul's Catholic Primary School

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