Presentation on theme: "Life Without Levels The Year of the Curriculum: Bridging Unit"— Presentation transcript:
1Life Without Levels The Year of the Curriculum: Bridging Unit The programme consists of a Bridging Unit and five further units:(Have you done the Bridging Unit and Unit 1?)Bridging UnitComing to terms with the new National CurriculumMeasuring what we valueMaking use of assessmentWhat is the new National Curriculum asking for?The new National Curriculum in contextThe tools of the trade
2Life Without Levels The Year of the Curriculum: Unit 2 Making use of assessment
3Making use of assessment Of course, there would be little point in making assessment unless we were going to use them. Would there?But is the only use to have some numbers to please (or displease) Ofsted?Unit 2Making use of assessment
20Unit 1 looked at these ‘building blocks’ of the curriculum: KnowledgePossession of informationSkillsAbility to perform mental or physical operationUnderstandingDevelopment of a concept: putting knowledge in a framework of meaning
21These are the verbs that also help us make the assessments. If you recall, each of these levels of expectation had some related verbs that made them explicit. These help us unlock what is in the brain.KnowledgeState, name, label, draw, identify, describeSkillsCarry out, perform, find, investigate, exploreUnderstandingExplain, justify, analyse, give reasons forThese are the verbs that also help us make the assessments.