Nowadays the educational relationship between teachers and students, especially after a two year pandemic, is more complex than ever. In this critical situation schools need open minded teachers who can question themselves, learning new teaching methods and reviewing the old ones. On one hand this means teachers have to manage new technologies and include them into the learning process, but it also means they have to go back to the basic concepts, like the “feedback” and “assessment” ones, and develop a new definition of them. All of this and even more was presented by Francesco Tarantino in the new international course named “Effective formative assessment and feedback management in education”.
The first two days the main topics were “feedback” and “assessments”, what they are, the differences between them, how and when they’re useful/painful to the students. The following days there has been talk about many interactive virtual tools to use in class to make students more motivated and enthusiastic than ever. Just to make some examples, the Maltese group of teachers theoretically and practically learned how to utilise websites like Socrative and Mentimeter.
Either if you are a seasoned teacher or not, this course will open your mind and let you grow into a better teacher!
Learn more about the course here:
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