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Making Assessment Meaningful, Marking Manageable and Feedback Motivating

The words ‘assessment’, ‘feedback’, ‘target setting’ and ‘monitoring progress’ are some of the most common found in education, but do we put ourselves in our learners’ shoes? Do we ask them what sort of feedback they would like, when they want it and how? Are our students involved in target-setting and the assessment process? Evidence suggests that feedback is one of the most important skills we can use to support learning, but only if we get it right. This session will pull apart and explore what we really mean by feedback, target-setting and assessment, so it works for the individual learners. We will look at the importance of timely feedback, the need for struggle, and find practical ways to bring to life Dylan Wiliam’s comment: “The only good feedback is that which is acted on".

  • Understanding assessment and feedback from the learner’s point of view
  • Practical and varied ways to give feedback that has an impact
  • Target-setting that boosts learners’ progress and learning
  • Motivating and monitoring in order to raise attainment
1 day
£265 + VAT
9:15 - 15:30
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About this course

This course will draw on evidence-led approaches to feedback, target setting and monitoring progress, and provide participants with practical ways to develop their own practise, as well as ways to assess the impact of what we are doing.

  • Understand the pedagogy around target-setting and motivation
  • Empower and monitor staff as they create motivating, meaningful and achievable targets
  • Write ambitious targets that stretch and challenge all learners
  • Use tools and processes to identify students at risk, and work with teachers and support staff to develop effective interventions.

COVID-19 update

As a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic we are now live-streaming all of our courses.

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Live stream and recorded courses

Live-streamed course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
27 September 2021
Online, interactive access.
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Courses at venues

05 November 2021
Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park, MANCHESTER, M28 2QT
15 December 2021
The Met Hotel, King Street , LEEDS, LS1 2HQ
04 February 2022
Lancaster Gate Hotel, 66 Lancaster Gate, LONDON, W2 3NA
09 March 2022
Aloft Birmingham Eastside, 4 Woodcock Street, BIRMINGHAM, B7 4BL