What teachers teach is not always what students learn, and assessment is useful in that respect. It shows teachers whether the students learned what they taught.’ (Figueres, 2017). From this quote, we can see that teaching, learning and assessment are closely linked. In this workshop, participants will explore different types of assessment and discuss the similarities and differences between teaching and assessment tasks. Participants will consider the nature of feedback and its role in both formative and summative assessment and will investigate the extent to which peer- and self-assessment can contribute to student learning. Practical techniques for implementing effective assessment tasks and providing useful feedback to students will be provided.
Dr. Carolyn Westbrook
Test Development Researcher, British Council
Dr Carolyn Westbrook is a Test Development Researcher at the British Council. She has worked on a number of testing and assessment development projects and provided language assessment literacy training for teachers around the world. Formerly an Associate Professor in EFL, Carolyn is a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (now Advance HE) and has worked as a teacher, teacher trainer and materials writer for over 30 years.