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An issue on triangulation of assessment to highlight the multiple ways young people learn
STONEHAM-ET-TEWKESBURY, December 1, 2022 – The latest issue of Engaged Learning Magazine showcases the various ways in which young people demonstrate their learning. Under the theme “Students Reveal Their True Nature With Evidence of Learning,” this issue explores the different possibilities that allow students to express their skills and leave a significant mark on their educational journey.
In today’s world, the options for students to showcase their competencies have never been so extensive. In addition to traditional paper-based exams, students can now demonstrate their knowledge through a variety of mediums, such as oral presentations, video capsules, schematic illustrations, and written productions, leveraging the available digital tools.
All these learning traces left throughout the school year provide an accurate picture of students’ capabilities and allow for the evaluation of their achievement levels against specific learning objectives, based on concrete evidence.
In this captivating issue, we delve into the concept of triangulation of learning evidence, where teachers collect evidence of students’ achievements from three different sources: oral expression (including conversations), observation of attitudes and behaviors, and written or other forms of productions. Teachers can then evaluate these pieces of evidence as a whole to establish a comprehensive assessment of their students.
This issue provides practical insights to initiate, streamline, or enhance the process of collecting students’ learning traces. Practical advice is shared on the effective integration of these practices, as well as on the collection, organization, evaluation, and feedback on learning traces. Inspiring examples, such as the virtual school of the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial in Nova Scotia, are also presented to illustrate these concepts. Don’t miss the central pages, where useful tools are offered to support teachers in their journey.
“This issue does not aim to bring about overnight change but rather to encourage teachers to take an extra step to allow students to leave their mark,” says Martine Rioux, editor-in-chief of the magazine.
ABOUT THE PUBLISHER – L’ÉCOLE BRANCHÉE
EngagED Learning magazine was launched in September 2021. It is the English edition of the well known Canadian French École branchée magazine.
Engaged Learning is part of École branchée, a non-profit media organization whose mission is to support educational stakeholders in developing their professional expertise in the digital age to promote educational success. Since 1996, its main areas of action and information have been focused on professional development and digital competence.
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