IATEFL TEASIG and CRELLA Seminar 2017

Oct
28
Oct/28 00:00 - Oct/29 00:00

University of Bedforshire in Luton, UK

IATEFL TEASIG and CRELLA Seminar 2017

When: 
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 03:30 to Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 03:30
Where: 

University of Bedforshire in Luton, UK

Assessment can have transformational effects on learning. Effective assessment underpins language learning, but poor assessment practices can reduce motivation and undermine the curriculum. Teachers are being asked to take more and more responsibility for assessing learners and urgently need to develop expertise in assessment. Yet surveys and experience have repeatedly shown that their knowledge and skills in this critical area fall well short of what is needed. This is hardly surprising because assessment, if included at all in teacher training programmes, is often treated as an afterthought: the final chapter in the book and the last module of the course. This two-day conference will focus on teachers and the uses of assessment in the classroom. With plenaries from the leading voices in this field, we will bring together cutting-edge theoretical insights and examples of implementation in a range of educational settings. Participants will take away practical suggestions for their classrooms as well as new perspectives on the issues they face every day in their working contexts. The event will take place within the context of the Teachers Assessment Literacy Enhancement – TALE Project supported by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. This project is developing training materials for teachers that can be used within training programmes or through self-access. Participants will have the chance to explore and comment on pilot versions of the courses on offer. We welcome proposals from language teachers and researchers working in assessment, as well as practitioners of assessment literacy, to come and share their practical experiences with learners and of training and supporting teachers to make effective use of assessment. We aim to build a cooperative environment where we can all work together to improve our testing and assessment practices. Proposals must be received by midnight (UK local time) on 30 June 2017.

The Speaker Proposal form can be downloaded from http://tea.iatefl.org/.

We will be delighted to see as many of you as possible either as presenters or as delegates

Type: 
Seminar
Environment: 
Face-to-face
Deadline: 
Friday, June 30, 2017