At CORE we see assessment for learning as the tikanga of learning – it brings together inclusive practice, cultural capability, and curriculum design in the moment by moment experiences of learners and teachers. A setting using assessment for learning might have ākonga using their strengths to teach others, and managing the pace and depth of their learning. They would initiate questions when they are stuck, and consider ways to solve problems together.
Understanding learner progressions within a curriculum area is critical to the learning conversations we have with ākonga and their families. It requires a deep understanding of concepts, the knowledge that is critical to learning and, of course, a critical eye around whose knowledge this really represents. At the same time, who assesses the curriculum is closely linked to local curriculum design and cultural capability.
If you would like a CORE facilitator to collaborate with you on this priority please contact one of our regional PLD managers.