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From grades and tests to focus on pupils own reflections – Helsinki takes the lead

From grades and tests to focus on pupils own reflections - Helsinki takes the lead

eLearningworld News Helsinki is now introducing portfolio pedagogy where the evaluation focuses more on the pupil’s performance in discussions, ability to reflect on what the pupil has learned, and skills to put the knowledge into action. According to this form of pedagogy, the pupil will receive in addition to the grade an attachment with the portfolio where an evaluation of the level of knowledge and the development is described. The portfolio pedagogy evaluation is implemented… Continue reading

Latest News: 15 000 registered Teachers to study Evaluation and Grading

Latest News: MOOC to train 10 000 math-teachers

eLearningworld News from Sweden Karlstad University is running two MOOCs on evaluation and grading of pupils performance in school. The courses aim to give teachers knowledge and possibility to reflect around how they are using the curriculum as a base for planning, implementing and evaluation. At the same time the participants are giving tools to summarize pupils’ knowledge to a final grade in a reliable way. Because of the significant interest about the courses will… Continue reading

Methods to evaluate education Part 1

Methods to evaluate education Part 1

The Kirkpatrick model and Learning Effectiveness Measurement (LEM) are two of the most well-established methods to evaluate results of educational investments. The methods has both strengths and weaknesses, however in this article’s second part I will describe third relatively new method, STUDENT (Enterprise Learning Evaluation of Value), that to a large extent solve the deficits that Kirkpatrick and LEM have. Kirkpatrick model Kirkpatrick model contains four levels of evaluation, namely Reaction, Learning, Application and Outcome.… Continue reading