4.2 Teacher as observer
This second section identifies the things a teacher should be considering and the questions they should be asking of themselves as they observe the young people working in their lessons. These questions add a qualitative dimension to the assessment process that focuses upon students’ engagement with their musical learning.
Table 6 Observing activities
|Questions to consider||Related issues|
|Are the students working effectively on the task?||What is the quality of the young people’s musical engagement?|
|Are you using assessment to support the differing needs of all your young people?||How are different young people’s needs defined and how does the assessment meet their needs?|
|Are students developing ideas as well as skills?||When planning and assessing, how do I balance the need for the development of ideas to be supported by skills?|