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Assessment in secondary geography
This free course, Assessment in secondary geography, will identify and explore some of the key issues around assessing geography in secondary schools. Through coming to understand these issues and debates, you will reflect on and develop your assessment practice as a geography teacher and develop a greater awareness of the implications of assessment practice on pedagogy and what is considered to be of value in geography education.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- articulate what it means to make progress in geography
- outline a framework for assessing progress in geography
- outline the differences between formative and summative assessment
- explain some of the challenges related to assessment in geography
- set out any personal views in relation to effective assessment of geographical learning.
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 What does it mean to make progress in geography?
- 2 How can assessment be integrated into teaching and learning?
- 3 How can assessment support learning?
- 4 What are the challenges related to assessment in geography?
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- Further reading
- Section 1.1, Activity 2, Think piece on progression File
- Section 1.1, Activity 2, An Assessment and progression File
- Section 1.1, Activity 2 Progression and assessment in geography File
- Section 2.2, Activity 4, Why use AfL. Dusting off the black box File
- Section 3.1, Activity 5, Year 12 Lesson Plan - Topic water on the land File
- Section 3.3, Activity 7, Geography self-assessment sheet File
- 'Group work and feedback' transcript File
- ‘Secondary AfL – geography’ transcript File
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