The Locked CabinetOn Modal Validity and Access to Resourcesfor Learning and Assessment
Mats Nilsson firstname.lastname@example.org Lecturer in Media Technology at Södertörn UniversityThe project – UNGMODsUngas multimodala gestaltningYoung Peoples Multimodal Expressionsmt.sh.se/ungmodsPM: Patrik Hernwall (email@example.com)Södertörn UniversityStockholm, Swedenwww.sh.seKK-stiftelsen(The Knowledge Foundation)www.kks.se
This presentation• Digital tools in education• Access to tools• Assessment of multimodal expressions - modal validity• Examples• Propositions - discussion
The Locked CabinetWhat‟s locked-in?Laptops and their use;physical and mental tools,pupils‟ competencesWhy is it locked?How to unlock?
MultimodalitySocial semiotics (Kress, G.)Mode: “…a socially and culturallyshaped resource for meaning making.”Distinct affordances of modesMultimodality: sets of comprised modalexpressions(Multimodal expressions: signs oflearning)
Modal ValidityWhich forms/modes are valid for(re)presentation of „the learned‟?Modes traditionally valid for assessment:Written text (and speech)Methods and models for assessment ofother modes?The locking-in of conditions for learningand competences
Access to tools mental - technological Resources infrastructure tutoring timeEducator modal validity Learnerassessment expression space „external‟ skills ...
School project - samplesSchool project – pupils have access totechnological resourcesDesignated classes ~ 4 hours a week over afour week periodSubject: The war in Afghanistan and theparticipation of the Swedish armyPupils‟ task: “Produce a factual, digitalpresentation…”
Relating the product to educational goals Research of facts Selection and representation of facts Abstraction and discussion of subject Relating of issue to familiar context Interpretation and expression of moral dilemma and personal standpoint Use of genre-specific attributes as support for expression
From Swedish national curriculaWhen assessing, the teacher should“[…] make use of all available information about thepupil‟s knowledge in relation to the nationalrequirements available for each course […]”and“[…] also pay attention to knowledge that the pupilhave acquired in other ways than through the currenteducation […]”(SKOLFS 2011:144, Swedish national curricula for upper secondary school)
The Locked Cabinet - DiscussionWhat‟s locked-in?Laptops and their use;physical and mental tools,pupils‟ competencesWhy is it locked?The teachers lack operationalcompetence?The teachers lack methodsfor assessment ofexpressions?How to unlock?Shifts in modal validity – a wider range of modes valid for assessment?Digital (assessment) literacy?Look at methods for assessment used in i.e arts, crafts, sports?