Children First: an alternative approach to assessment (The Brian Simon Memorial Lecture 2015) (FORUM 1)

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Publication date: March 1, 2016

ALISON PEACOCK

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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