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Assessment for enquiry: supporting teaching and learning in primary science

Davies, D and McMahon, K (2003) 'Assessment for enquiry: supporting teaching and learning in primary science.' Science Education International, 14 (4). pp. 29-39. ISSN 1022-6117

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This article is set within the field of science education, specifically the area of assessment. Its theoretical perspective is informed by the framework of assessment for learning (Black and Wiliam 1998) and the notion of 'targeted assessment' Goldsworthy et al (2000). It reports on a two year action research project 'Improving Science Together' funded by the AstraZeneca Science Teaching Trust (AZSTT) involving 20 primary schools. By using targeted assessments, teachers became more confident in making assessments to support learning and more willing for children to undertake investigative work. It is significant in that it resulted in teaching resources which are publicly available on the AZSTT website. Rigour in data collection was achieved by questionnaires to teachers at three points and records of discussions, triangulated by headteacher perceptions, and tutor observations. The conclusions were supported by external project evaluation. The article was refereed by the journal editor. Proportional contribution: 50%.

Divisions: Institute for Education
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2012 04:45
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2015 11:00
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/115
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