I36 - Assessment for Learning in the Primary Classroom

Benchmark better outcomes in literacy and numeracy.

Assessment for Learning is possibly the hottest topic currently on the education radar. Why? .... because it can have a profound impact on how you teach, how your pupils learn and most importantly, how to deliver better learning outcomes. It is the duty of every teacher to know the detail of AfL. How well do you know AfL? The teachers who take this course will be expert in all aspects of AfL.

It is a fact that Assessment for Learning is now a high priority area for the DES and for the NCCA. This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to implement an AfL lesson approach in your teaching next September. An AfL lesson plan approach delivers better outcomes in teaching and learning.
The on-line format of the course enables you to study when and where you want to learn. Content is divided into 5 modules which you can complete in any order at any time.
Participants are encouraged to interact with one another using the communication tools (forum, chat, e-mail) provided by the CPD College learning system. Active facilitation throughout the course provides expert interaction, guidance and feedback for all participants. Assignments and questions which call for critical reflection, self-analysis and a reasoned response punctuate this highly interactive web based course.
On completion of this course each participant can download their CPD record and Certificate of completion. The Certificate of completion demonstrates your achievement in completing this professional development course.

Learning outcomes

While the emphasis of this course is on assessment for learning, which is cross-curricular in nature, particular prominence will be placed on Literacy and Numeracy when providing concrete examples for teachers. On completion of this course, participants will be able to design and deliver lessons using Assessment for Learning principles.


01 - The theoretical background and principles of both formative and summative assessment with specific emphasis on assessment for learning.
02 - The practical implications of applying assessment for learning in the classroom with focus on sharing learning intentions and success criteria.
03 - The practical implications of applying AfL in the classroom with focus on effective questioning and peer- and self-assessment.
04 - The practical implications of applying AfL in the classroom with focus on giving effective feedback.
05 - The practical implications of applying AfL in the classroom with focus on planning and delivering an AfL lesson, and on drawing up a school policy on assessment.

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Enrolments are still open for our Autumn/ WInter courses 2017/ 2018.

Enrolments have now closed for summer 2017.

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