In this course participants will develop comprehensive, specialized knowledge of current research and innovations in the development of scientific literacy (content, procedural and epistemic knowledge) and metacognitive skills (planning, monitoring and evaluating) in physics contexts. Participants will also learn to synthesise research-informed strategies to assess scientific literacy progression in physics contexts and be able to critically analyse their effectiveness in their own professional practice environments. This specialised knowledge will be further developed by developing a critical awareness of best practice of formative and summative assessment of physics concept and skill progression through the development of novel classroom based assessment strategies that also adhere to the relevant UAE standards. Participants will then learn how to critically evaluate assessment and evaluation strategies and how to integrate assessment evidence generated through these strategies into the teaching and learning improvement processes in their professional contexts.
Introduction to Practical work in physics: Making good practical work happen
Investigation Skills: Planning and setting up physics investigations in preparation for meaningful assessment.
http://www.practicalphysics.org/ And additional student-sourced resources.
Metacognitive strategies and physics assessment
Metacognition and self-regulated learning
Developing metacognitive strategies in physics for and through assessment
Analyzing practical activities for learning and assessment potential potential
Does this activity develop conceptual knowledge, investigative skills and epistemic knowledge?
Assessing inquiry and investigation skills
Procedural and epistemic knowledge.
Assessment in Physics Education
Assignment 1 due
Assignment 2 Introduced and explained
Formative assessment /AfL strategies in Physics:
What does a Formative-Assessment Centred Classroom look like?
Written and Verbal Feedback linking to effective Success Criteria
Formative assessment Strategies in Physics:
Reliability and validity of teacher assessments
Summative Assessment Strategies in Physics
Designing effective tools
Summative Assessment Strategies in Physics Internal and external physics exams in the UAE Preparation for exams
Assessment Informed Teaching and Learning
Integrating assessment evidence into teaching and learning improvements.