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Lesson design for formative assessment

Swan, Malcolm; Burkhardt, Hugh

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Malcolm Swan

Hugh Burkhardt


The potential power of formative assessment to enhance student learning is clear from research. This, however, demands a different learning culture and a broader range of teaching approaches than are found in most mathematics classrooms. Earlier efforts to introduce formative assessment for learning have focused on teacher professional development. Here we describe a major project that explores how this change may be stimulated and supported by teaching materials that embody the principles of formative assessment. We describe the design challenges we faced, the previous research and development experience we drew upon, and the principles that directed our designs. We illustrate these elements with examples of the products themselves, some outcomes and lessons learned.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Oct 1, 2014
Deposit Date Mar 8, 2016
Publicly Available Date Mar 8, 2016
Journal Educational Designer
Electronic ISSN 1759-1325
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 2
Issue 7
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