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ERIC Number: EJ1089962
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0963-8253
Children First: An Alternative Approach to Assessment (The Brian Simon Memorial Lecture 2015)
Peacock, Alison
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, v58 n1 p51-59 2016
The author discusses the importance of listening to children and engaging them in dialogue about their learning. She does not accept that assessment should entail labelling children and believes such practices encourage a culture of fixed "ability" thinking. Through examples of specific children, the author illustrates the importance of openness as a disposition that allows children to surprise us with what they are able to achieve.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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