Climate change in English language teaching
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Assessment of Learning, for Learning, and as Learning
In Chapter 1, I described a “preferred future” for assessment. My vision is one that makes assessment an integral part of learning-guiding the process and stimulating further learning. The word assessment is derived for the Latin assidere, meaning “to sit beside or with”. Although this notion of a teacher sitting with her students to really understand what is happening as they pursue the challenges of learning is far removed from the role that assessment and evaluation have typically played [...]
Additional language teacher education and assessment literacy: brief overview and challenges for language teacher education courses in Brazil
Assessment Literacy (Stiggins, 1991; Inbar-Lourie, 2008; Fulcher, 2012; Coombe, 2018) of pre- and in-service additional language teachers is complex and has unique needs (Levi and Inbar-Lourie, 2019). In 2017, an electronic search was carried out to verify the presence of the theme Language Assessment in the subject names, pedagogical projects, curricula and programmes of Language Teacher Education undergraduate and graduate courses in 50 Brazilian federal higher education institutions. 141 [...]
Saberes necessários ao professor para avaliar a aprendizagem de crianças na sala de aula de línguas estrangeiras
In the last few decades, there has been significant growth in the teaching of foreign languages to children in Brazil, particularly the English language. Considering learning assessment as a crucial element in teaching and learning, in this article we discuss teacher’s assessment literacy in this educational field. The data was generated by means of an online questionnaire, which was answered by 151 teachers from all over the country. The original questionnaire consisted in 70 statements [...]
TED-Ed is TED’s youth and education initiative. TED-Ed’s mission is to spark and celebrate the ideas of teachers and students around the world. The website compiles a growing library of original animated videos - hundreds of TED-Ed Animations and TED Talks - designed to spark the curiosity of young learners. You'll also find thousands of other video-based lessons organized by the subjects you teach. The international platform for teachers also allows you to create your own interactive [...]
Mentimeter is a platform that allows you to create interactive presentations to conduct live question and answer sessions, polls and more. The resource can be used by teachers, for the preparation of classes, or by students, for the presentation of works and projects. Among the main features available are presentation creation, real-time data collection and audience opinions using smartphones and data export.
Twinkl is a website that provides ready to use or to create new educational resources that can be used at each step of a child's learning journey. The teacher-created resources available provide entire schemes of work, lesson planning and assessments right through to online educational games, augmented reality and so much more. They have over 525,000 resources and new content gets added every day.
Wordwall.net allows teachers to create interactive games and printed materials for their students. Teachers simply enter the content they want, choose the game template and the website automates the rest. Interactive activities are played on any web-enabled device, like a computer, tablet, phone or interactive whiteboard. They can be played individually by students, or be teacher-led with students taking turns at the front of the class. Printable activities can be printed out directly or [...]
School Materials Guide: final years of Secondary Education
The School Materials Guide addresses the importance of teaching materials in the teaching and learning of the target language, and supports readers in the production, choice, and use of English schools materials, based on the alignment with the BNCC (Base Nacional Comum Curricular) and on the dialogue with the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). (in Portuguese)
Scope & Sequence: final years of Secondary Education
The Scope & Sequence describes and organizes the learning objectives, skills and knowledge to be addressed in the final years of Elementary School (Key stage 3 and first half of Key Stage 4), as indicated by the Common National Curricular Base (BNCC), demonstrating equivalences with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) descriptors. It also presents a suggestion for a logical sequence and progression development within the same year. (in Portuguese)