Applying APL Principles in Flexible Assessment

Author: Cook, Cathy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135363935
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Accreditation of prior learning (APL) is a key component of the current drive towards competence-based education and training. The author, in this edition, emphasizes that APL is part of the continuum of learning, not a stand-alone assessment service.

Planning and Implementing Assessment

Author: Freeman, Richard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135363587
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This title outlines a set of principles and analytical methods that can be adapted to different assessment scenarios designed to enable readers to construct their own effective methods for assessment. Guidelines for design and methods of planning, choosing and implementation are provided.

Learning Through the Workplace

Author: David Gray
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748765041
Format: PDF, ePub
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Offers an approach to providing information on learning theories and application, and how we measure learning and skills. This text considers how people learn, processes of learning, and learning resources. It is meant as a reference for those involved in the development, training, and assessing of people learning in a work-based environment.

Educating for Better Health

Author: Sharon Vasuthevan
Publisher: Juta Academic
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Recently passed South African legislation that addresses the education and training of health-care professionals is explained in clear, detailed language in this guide. Health-care experts from various organizations, including governmental agencies, private health facilities, and the Health Professions Council of South Africa, address how this legislation affects nursing and medical universities, schools of public health, state hospitals, and libraries. The guide's outcome-based approach helps health-care workers determine how to use and act on the new educational guidelines. A definitions section explains and summarizes complicated terminology.

Never Work Harder Than Your Students and Other Principles of Great Teaching 2nd Edition

Author: Robyn R. Jackson
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416626549
Format: PDF
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Some great teachers are born, but most are self-made. And the way to make yourself a great teacher is to learn to think and act like one. In this updated second edition of the best-selling Never Work Harder Than Your Students, Robyn R. Jackson reaffirms that every teacher can become a master teacher. The secret is not a specific strategy or technique, nor it is endless hours of prep time. It’s developing a master teacher mindset—rigorously applying seven principles to your teaching until they become your automatic response: 1. Start where you students are. 2. Know where your students are going. 3. Expect to get your students there. 4. Support your students along the way. 5. Use feedback to help you and your students get better. 6. Focus on quality rather than quantity. 7. Never work harder than your students. Conversationally and candidly, Jackson explains the mastery principles and how to start using them to guide planning, instruction, assessment, and classroom management. She answers questions, shares stories from her own practice and work with other teachers, and provides all-new, empowering advice on navigating external evaluation. There’s even a self-assessment to help you identify your current levels of mastery and take control of your own practice. Teaching is hard work, and great teaching means doing the right kind of hard work: the kind that pays off. Join tens of thousands of teachers around the world who have embarked on their journeys toward mastery. Discover for yourself the difference that Jackson’s principles will make in your classroom and for your students.

Universal Design for Learning in the Classroom

Author: Tracey E. Hall
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462506313
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Clearly written and well organized, this book shows how to apply the principles of universal design for learning (UDL) across all subject areas and grade levels. The editors and contributors describe practical ways to develop classroom goals, assessments, materials, and methods that use UDL to meet the needs of all learners. Specific teaching ideas are presented for reading, writing, science, mathematics, history, and the arts, including detailed examples and troubleshooting tips. Particular attention is given to how UDL can inform effective, innovative uses of technology in the inclusive classroom. Subject Areas/Keywords: assessments, classrooms, content areas, curriculum design, digital media, educational technology, elementary, inclusion, instruction, learning disabilities, literacy, schools, secondary, special education, supports, teaching methods, UDL, universal design Audience: General and special educators in grades K-8, literacy specialists, school psychologists, administrators, teacher educators, and graduate students"--

Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom

Author: Carol A. Tomlinson
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416617736
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Carol Ann Tomlinson and Tonya R. Moon take an in-depth look at assessment and show how differentiation can improve the process in all grade levels and subject areas. After discussing differentiation in general, the authors focus on how differentiation applies to various forms of assessment--pre-assessment, formative assessment, and summative assessment--and to grading and report cards. Readers learn how differentiation can --Capture student interest and increase motivation --Clarify teachers' understanding about what is most important to teach --Enhance students' and teachers' belief in student learning capacity; and --Help teachers understand their students' individual similarities and differences so they can reach more students, more effectively Throughout, Tomlinson and Moon emphasize the importance of maintaining a consistent focus on the essential knowledge, understandings, and skills that all students must acquire, no matter what their starting point. Detailed scenarios illustrate how assessment differentiation can occur in three realms (student readiness, interest, and learning style or preference) and how it can improve assessment validity and reliability and decrease errors and teacher bias. Grounded in research and the authors' teaching experience, Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom outlines a common-sense approach that is both thoughtful and practical, and that empowers teachers and students to discover, strive for, and achieve their true potential.

Flexible and Focused

Author: Adel C. Najdowski
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128098341
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Flexible and Focused: Teaching Executive Function Skills to Individuals with Autism and Attention Disorders is a manual written for individuals who work with learners who struggle with executive function deficits. The manual takes the perspective that executive function skills can be improved through effective intervention, just like any other skills. This how-to manual provides practical strategies for teaching learners to be focused, organized, flexible, and able to effectively manage themselves. Ready-to-use lessons, data sheets, worksheets, and other tools for practitioners, educators, and parents are provided to help them tackle common problems associated with executive function deficits in learners of any diagnosis, ages 5 to adult. The principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), which form the foundation of this manual, are translated into simple, easy-to-use procedures. Lessons for improving executive function skills in real-life everyday situations are provided in the following areas: Self-awareness Inhibition and impulse control Self-management Attention Organization Problem solving Time management Planning Working memory Emotional self-regulation Flexibility Provides an overview of what constitutes executive function skills Outlines how techniques based on applied behavior analysis can be used to teach skills Presents step-by-step lessons for practitioners, educators, and parents to implement with individuals with executive function deficits Includes data sheets, task analyses, worksheets, and visual aids