Building bridges to participation : sociocultural case studies of AfL

Willis, Jill (2009) Building bridges to participation : sociocultural case studies of AfL. In International Association for Educational Assessment 35th Annual Conference, 13-18 September 2009, Sofitel Hotel, Brisbane, QLD. (Unpublished)

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Assessment for Learning(AfL) case studies in a North Queensland school highlight the significance of the teacher-student relationship in creating a supportive culture within which students can negotiate new learner identities. AfL practices are school based evaluative practices that occur within the regular flow of teaching and learning with the purpose of informing and improving student learning to enhance learner autonomy. The identity of an autonomous learner is socially negotiated through participation in the community of practice of the class. Underpinned by a sociocultural perspective this research shows how AfL is manifested in action in its complexity and how positive teacher-student interactions can build bridges for students to move towards full participation.

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ID Code: 39588
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Assessment for learning, sociocultural theories of learning, autonomy, teacher-student relationships
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 02 Feb 2011 22:31
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2011 06:20

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