Student Centered Education Inquiry Based Make observations Ask questions and Research Propose answers and explanations ‘Real world’ contexts/involvement in ‘service’
Approaches to Learning (ATL) 1. Organizational skills, study practices and attitudes towards work 2. Collaborative skills 3. Communication 4. Information Literacy 5. Reflection 6. Problem solving and thinking skills 7. Subject specific and interdisciplinary conceptual understanding
Personal Project A major piece of work that takes place over the course of year 10 and 11. The project lets each student focus on something that interests them and promotes the celebration of creativity. The focus is on something the student enjoys. - Producing original pieces of art - Making perfume - Essay about the medicinal benefits of tea - The life of man through photography - A musical composition Each student is assigned a supervisor As well as investigating, planning and creating their project students must analyze and reflect upon their project in written form. This written personal report must be no longer than 3500 words. There is also an exhibition of work.
Why do we assess? Learning is a process To find out what students ‘can do’. To find out how/what students can do to improve and what teachers can do to support that. To prepare students to be life-long learners.
Student Assessment Criterion-related Assessment. Students measured against themselves not others (not “norm-referenced”) Criteria prescribed by IB 1-7 grades, subject criteria levels of achievement, ATL grades, student reflection Reports to parents (4 per year) PTSCs (2 per year) End of MYP Achievement - e-assessment/record of achievement/MYP certificate
How do teachers award grades? Step 1: Teachers use a variety of assessment tools. For example: Oral presentations: speech, dialogue, role-play, recordings, monologue, research, discussion, debate Tests: end of unit knowledge tests, quiz, projects Writing: essays, lab reports, creative writing, reflection, Work Books Group work: design cycle, creative cycle, poster work Practical work: personal project, art and musical performance, labs
Step 2: Use Subject Criteria to award a level of achievement For example in Science: Criterion A One worldMax 6 Criterion B Communication in ScienceMax 6 Criterion C Knowledge and understandingMax 6 Criterion D Scientific inquiryMax 6 Criterion E Processing dataMax 6 Criterion F Attitudes in ScienceMax 6 Total36
Drama Example 4 Marking Criteria for Arts (Drama, Music, Art) A. Knowledge & Understanding (Out of 8) B. Application (Out of 10) C. Reflection & Evaluation(Out of 8) D.Artistic Awareness & Personal Engagement(Out of 8)
Chatsworth International School MYP Assessment Task Sheet Subject: YEAR 9 Arts - DRAMA Unit Title:Drama - Theatre Throughout the Ages MYP Unit Question:How is modern theatre an amalgam of styles and practices from the major theatrical forms from Western and Eastern cultures? Year Level:9 Teacher:Bob Scheer RATIONALE: ANCIENT GREEK THEATRE Understanding how the theatre reflected key concerns and values of the times as a part of different theatrical Environments and expressions of psychology (Freudian). How modern theatre can successfully mix the range of theatrical styles from history. This assignment is to engage students in performing a script to showcase their talents as actors and improve their ability to perform to the general public using strong vocal projection, good mime and effective storytelling and transforming into different characters wherever possible using aspects of melodrama and comedy. ASSESSMENT TASK Students are to: - Rehearse, learn, and perform an Ancient Greek Tragedy Episode and choral ode showing understanding of epic acting and gesture, masked theatre, choral speaking and movement. (Performing to Basketball Court ‘amphitheatre’ and Arts Night ‘School Hall’ Proscenium Arch Theatre. - Maintain good participation, focus, active listening, mime, and accepting of offers from their director in all workshops and performances. - Participate in an in-class and public performance using the above skills.