Assessment For Learning

Duration: 5 days

Program Overview:

A review of systemic evaluation studies reveals that inadequate assessment are widespread. There’s a need for teachers to understand how assessment and learning delivery should be designed to ensure effective teaching and learning. ‘Assessment for Learning’ is a technique that has been introduced in many English speaking educational systems throughout the world.  It is strongly rooted in the Constructivist theory of learning and is an important concept in the ‘back-to-basics’ rich teaching classroom. Schooling provides a good platform for ‘Assessment for Learning’ as it foregrounds ‘Day by day quality teaching practices’ which is ‘Assessment for Learning’.

Program Objectives:

By the end of this program, you will gain an understanding of the following:

  • Clarifying learning intentions at the planning stage. Sharing learning intentions at the beginning of lessons. Involving children in self-evaluation against learning intentions
  • Empowering children to work collaboratively – peer evaluation
  • Focusing oral and written feedback around the learning intentions of lessons and tasks
  • Organising individual target setting so that children’s achievement is based on previous achievement as well as aiming for the next level up
  • Appropriate questioning. Raising children’s self-esteem via the language of the classroom and the ways in which achievement is celebrated


  • The training and development sessions will be done through practical workshops.
  • Learners will receive a Learner Pack and CD with exemplars and videos.
  • Continuing email and telephonic support is provided at no additional cost. On-site visits will also be conducted.
  • All training will be conducted in English by our trained facilitators who have a proficiency in the language and the subject matter.


  • Evaluating applied experiential activities during the course and on-site action-learning activities documented to demonstrate competence in relation to the skills taught. A certificate of attendance recognised by the South African Council for Educators (SACE) with 40 notional hours workshop time and 40 hours on-site application.