Tag Archives: assessment for learning

Conference on Assessing Learning

The conference is open to high school mathematics and science teachers, department heads and coordinators, supervisors, tertiary and graduate students and lecturers, researchers, and curriculum developers in science and mathematics. Plenary Topics and Speakers 1. The Relationship between Classroom Tasks, Students’ Engagement, and Assessing Learning by Dr. Peter Sullivan 2. Assessment for Learning: Practice, Pupils… Read More »

Conference on Assessing Science and Mathematics Learning

2nd International Conference in Science and Mathematics Education via kwout The University of the Philippines National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (UP NISMED) will hold its second international conference in science and mathematics education on October 26-28, 2010. The conference will feature plenary sessions, symposia, paper presentations, poster presentations, and workshops. Click link… Read More »

Teach and assess for conceptual understanding

To teach for conceptual understanding requires assessing for conceptual understanding. The principles that guide teaching for understanding must be the same principles that should guide assessment. What are some of these? Open-ended, problem solving tasks To teach for conceptual understanding, it is not enough that students engage in problem solving task. The tasks should be… Read More »

Features of good problem solving tasks for learning mathematics

To develop higher-order thinking skills (HOTS) the mind needs to engage in higher-order learning task (HOLT). A good task for developing higher-order thinking skills is a problem solving task. But not all problems are created equal. Some problems are best suited for evaluating learning while others are best suited for assessing learning that would inform teaching.… Read More »

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