Keynote @ Engaging the Digital Learner, Langley Event Centre
Wednesday, 15 January 15, 3:30-7:30 pm
Room to improve: Three things we still don’t do well enough when assessing thinking
There has been significant progress made over the past decade in improving our classroom assessment practices; but one area that has lagged behind is the assessment of thinking. This gap has become more of an issue with the heightened emphasis on critical, creative and collaborative thinking in preparing students for the 21st century world.
Roland’s talk provides practical suggestions for addressing the following:
1) embedding clearer expectations for rigorous critical, creative and collaborative thinking into our day-to-day tasks, especially those using digital technologies;
2) engaging students more systematically in identifying the full range of criteria for assessing effective critical, creative and collaborative thinking;
3) using various technologies to provide students with feedback about their thinking that is timely (i.e., almost immediate) and truly informative.