“I already know how I feel about this”: using assessment to encourage criticality

Conference paper


Hurford, Donna and Read, Andrew 2009. “I already know how I feel about this”: using assessment to encourage criticality. Critical Perspectives on Education for Sustainable Development Global Citizenship in Initial Teacher Education. Jul 2009
AuthorsHurford, Donna and Read, Andrew
TypeConference paper
Abstract

Tutors involved with teaching and assessing a global citizenship module identified a
potential conflict between global citizenship’s values-laden status and the academic
and professional standards (TDA, 2007), requiring student teachers to demonstrate
critical engagement. In an attempt to facilitate more critical engagement with the
relatively new curriculum subject of global citizenship, students generated specific
assignment criteria. This approach is evaluated through scrutiny of student
assignments. Initial research findings suggest that criticality can be facilitated
through some student ownership of the assessment process; in addition, there is a
need for tutors to reflect on what may influence their interpretations of assessment
criteria. Further critique of the tutor-designed analysis model suggests opportunities
for, and potential value in, increased student engagement with the model. Plans are
in place for a pilot study with future cohorts.

KeywordsGlobal Citizenship; primary and secondary schools; teacher training; new curriculum subject
Year2009
ConferenceCritical Perspectives on Education for Sustainable Development Global Citizenship in Initial Teacher Education
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License
CC BY-ND
Publication dates
Print2009
Publication process dates
Deposited26 Nov 2010
Web address (URL)http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/ccci/uk_ite_network/docs/2009-TE-ESDGC-Conference-proceedings.pdf
http://hdl.handle.net/10552/1063
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Citation:
Hurford, D. and Read, A. (2009) ‘“I already know how I feel about this”: using assessment to encourage criticality.’ in Inman, S., Rogers, M. (eds) Papers presented at UK Conference July 2009 on Developing Critical Perspectives on Education for Sustainable Development Global Citizenship in Initial Teacher Education, UK Teacher Education Network for Education Sustainabe Development/Global Citizenship (UK TE ESD/GC) pp.84-93..

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