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ASENI Assessment for Learning - Chris Harrison

Date: Friday 12th September 2014

Time: 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Location : CCEA, 29 Clarendon Rd, Clarendon Dock, Belfast, BT1 3BG

Cost : Members - Free Non-members - £50

This professional development day is a series of hands-on workshops that will look at the many ways in which a wide range of strategies can be employed in the classroom to help raise attainment at GCSE including: 

Developing Dialogue in the Classroom: this workshop looks at feedback as the heart of Assessment for Learning and how dialogue drives this in the formative classroom.

Effective revision strategies: this workshop will explore how teachers can plan for the periodic revisiting of topics and provide students with opportunities to refresh their understanding of key ideas.

Developing literacy skills: this workshop features a number of practical classroom strategies to support students in producing extended written responses that are both more detailed and of higher quality.

Developing practical skills assessments: this workshop looks at the skills being assessed and effective ways of developing these.  It looks at how practical work often focuses on a narrower range of skills than is needed and may limit access to high level thinking in science. The work in this workshop is based on a current EU FP7 study looking at assessment of science inquiry.

About the Presenter: Dr Christine Harrison

Chris Harrison works at King’s College, Londonwhere she leads the research team that has taken Assessment for Learning internationally. The studies she has carried out both raised attainment and refocused teaching.

She is presently Chair Elect of the Association of Science Education and takes up the role of Chair of the Association in August.

Chris was also the co-author of ‘Working Inside the Black Box’ with Dylan Williams.

To register for this CPD course please e-mail ASE Region Secretary, Lorna Monroe at 

Please include the title of the workshop (Assessment for Learning), your name, school, contact email and contact phone number. 

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