About this webinar
There have been numerous studies on the knowledge and skills needed by English language teachers in the area of assessment, all of them recommending that for the most effective teaching and learning to take place, teachers need to know about assessment and its role in the classroom and how to integrate it into daily practice.
If assessment is seen as an integral part of the teaching and learning process, then it seems obvious that assessment-related input be included in teacher education and training. However, the importance given to assessment in teacher development has been sporadic and sometimes even minimal assessment is often not seen as a priority with other aspects of teaching given more prominence. With the Coronavirus, online teaching and development related to it have become critically important as teachers grapple with the technicalities of virtual classrooms. Where does assessment fit into this?
The presenters will talk about how important it is for teachers and trainers to know about, understand and use assessment effectively, the role of assessment in projects they have worked on and whether technology is a help or a hindrance to developing teachers’ assessment literacy.