Unit 3: Enabling Learning & Assessment
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As a college based Management Apprenticeship assessor and trainer working within Corporate Development Training nationwide, I use a range of assessment methods.
Initially in this assignment, I intend to describe and evaluate two different assessment methods, which I use to assess the progress of my learners.
Through the identification of these assessment methods, I will analyse their purpose and the role that they play in my learner’s development; and how these are used to identify learner progress and confirm their knowledge and understanding. I will explore theories and principals of assessment, covering formative and summative assessment; and attempt to critically discuss how equality and diversity impacts on my learners during assessment. I will further explore how this impacts on my own practice and how I can ensure that methods are varied and fair and that they used according to the diverse range of learners that I encounter.
Using learner and observation feedback, I aim to reflect on my own performance in relation to the effectiveness of various assessment methods that I use. By evaluating my approaches, I hope to explore areas that will reveal areas of strength and also how I can develop my own practice where assessment is concerned.
Describe, use and evaluate two different assessment activities used to check the learning of either individuals or a group of learners.
‘‘Assessment is the term given to the process of checking that learning has occurred. It is the way teachers know whether or not they have been effective in their sessions’’. (Wilson, 2009, p.266)
The two assessment methods from the varied range that I use are observation and assignment. These are particularly pertinent as I use these to assess performance of competence in the workplace; and latterly the knowledge and understanding elements of the Apprenticeship
References: • Gravells, A. (2007) Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector. 2nd Ed. Exeter: Learning Matters Ltd • Gravells, A & Simpson, S • Petty, G. (2004) Teaching Today. 3rd Ed. Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes Ltd • Wilson, L