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Philosophy and recent achievements of EI along with the future of assessment

  1. 1. Learning with Understandingfor Every ChildSridhar RajagopalanNovember, New Delhi
  2. 2. AgendaWelcome8 themesDiscussions
  3. 3. 8themes
  4. 4. theme 1
  5. 5. theme 1 Focus on OutcomesA focus onOUTCOMES, notjust inputs, effortsor processes
  6. 6. theme 1 Focus on Outcomes A focus on OUTCOMES, not just in private schools but also in•Diagnostic assessment of every child of Gujarat, Mumbai Municipal Corporation (cl 3/6) Government Schools•5 year outcome-based improvement plan in 20 schools of Gujarat (supported by Torrent)•Right to Education Model Rules Committee Members•Teacher Assessment Project (Bihar – USAID)
  7. 7. theme 1 Focus on Outcomes A focus on OUTCOMES, not just academic, but also non-cognitive•Leading Private Schools aspects•Student attitudes and values.•Sensitivity, Gender attitudes, Extra curricular•Perception of Quality Educations•Follow on of India Today 2006 Study
  8. 8. theme 2
  9. 9. theme 2Assessments FOR Learning
  10. 10. theme 2Assessments FOR Learning Questions that check real learning
  11. 11. theme 2 Assessments FOR LearningTeacher Mybook Student Mybook Detailed Feedback for Students, Teachers and Schools
  12. 12. theme 2Assessments FOR Learning For Schools Benchmarking with the nation and beyond
  13. 13. theme 2Assessments FOR Learning For the Teacher Test Generator
  14. 14. theme 2 Assessments FOR Learning Maximum normal age Learning and Misconception Curve for Respiration 70.00% 60.00% For the Researcher % choosing an option 50.00% Non-intuitive, A 40.00% B significant C 30.00% D insights about 20.00% Learning 10.00% 0.00% 9.50 9.83 10.17 10.50 10.83 11.17 11.50 11.83 12.17 12.50 12.83 13.17 13.50 13.83 14.17 14.50 14.83 15.17 15.50 15.83 16.17 16.50 Age in YearsWhich of the following are examples of respiration?1. Humans use oxygen and release carbon dioxide.2. Plants use carbon dioxide and release oxygen.3. Burning dry leaves uses oxygen and releases carbon dioxide.A. only 1 C. only 1 and 2B. only 2 D. 1, 2 and 3
  15. 15. theme 2Assessments FOR Learning Making Learning Fun ASSET-QUESTION- a -Day (AQAD)
  16. 16. theme 2 Assessments FOR Learning Similar National and InternationalRoyal Government of projects with Bhutan Government Schools
  17. 17. theme 3
  18. 18. theme 3 Building Deep Expertise about Learning Learning StandardsA systematic study of the standards across5 subjects in 10 different countries andstates. This research also formed the basisof ASSET development and analysis(originally developed in 2003)
  19. 19. theme 3Building Deep Expertise about Learning Misconception Videos – understanding why Misconceptions
  20. 20. theme 3Building Deep Expertise about Learning Teacher Sheets Researching Student Responses
  21. 21. theme 3Building Deep Expertise about Learning The Learning Genome Understanding Learning and Misconceptions in Fractions
  22. 22. theme 3 Building Deep Expertise about Learning“South Asia’s Leading Assessment & Learning Trusted byImprovement Specialists Governments,members represented in Central and State Govt. Committees(MHRD, NCERT, GoG, GoK) on assessment and learning working Researchers andwith a large number of partners” Schools Royal Education Municipal Council Bhutan Corporation of Greater Mumbai Plus Leading Private Schools in India, Nepal, the Gulf, Singapore, Michigan, USA
  23. 23. theme 3 Building Deep Expertise about Learning Two independent sources have identified EI among& top 25 international educational innovators
  24. 24. theme 4
  25. 25. theme 4 Board Exam ReformsGujarat BoardElectromagnetic induction was discovered by __________A. Ampere B. Volta C. Faraday D. OerstedHow much energy is equivalent to 1 amu according to the equation E=mc2?A. 931.48 J B. 931.48 kJ C. 931.48 eVD. 931.48 MeVWhich among the following is a chromosome with a satellite? Do our BoardA. TelocentricWhat is ‘metallurgy’? B. Acrocentric C. Submetacentric D. Metacentric Exams testWrite down the full form of RuBP.What is OTEC? State the primary requirements for an OTEC plant.Write three points of differences between the series connection of resistors and the parallel Understanding?connection of resistors.CBSE IGCSE
  26. 26. theme 4 Board Exam Reforms•Efforts to improve real learning cannot Changing the Goalsucceed if Board Exams emphasise rote Postslearning•Project recently started with Govt of Gujarat•Goal is a 5 year transition plan to a schoolleaving exam in line with the ‘best in the world’•Haryana also showing interest•Change exam format plus train stakeholdersand transition plan
  27. 27. theme 5
  28. 28. theme 5 Science of LearningSCIENCE OF LEARNING is a new inter-disciplinary field focussing on helpingstudents (and all learners) learn better.(It needs to be created as ‘Management’ as adiscipline was created some decades ago)But why is ‘Understanding Learning Deeply’so Important?
  29. 29. theme 5A common Science of LearningMisconceptionWhy does theproblem arise?
  30. 30. theme 5 Science of LearningSimply using Technology is not thesolution – the Science of Learning is keyA not-so-carefully developed ‘animation’ available on the internet
  31. 31. theme 5 Science of LearningA pedagogically more sound exercises thatillustrates the key concept of ‘angle as a turn’The Technology has to be based on strong pedagogical principles
  32. 32. 1. Decimal Comparison Test 2. Hidden Numbers Game theme 5 Science of Learning3. Path Choice CriteriaGame Path for L, L11. Decimal Comparison Test 2. Hidden Numbers 4. Decimalians Game 3. Path Choice Criteria Clearing 5. Flying Photographer Student Misconceptions in Decimals Path for L, L1 Based on research at the University of Melbourne by Kaye Stacey , et al. 6. Number Between Game 6. Number Between Game 5. Flying Photographer 4. Decimalians Game
  33. 33. theme 5 Science of Learning•Understanding How Children Learn•Lists of Student Misconceptions•Inter-disciplinary field•Like a BA in Economics, students can gain a BA in SoL (?)•Key Research at EI•Science of Learning Centre•Strong Focus Research and Training
  34. 34. theme 6
  35. 35. theme 6 Teacher Support Personalised Learning increasesThe role of the Teacher will Change the role and•Facilitator importance of•Study Individual progress more EFFECTIVE•Connect to experts TEACHERS•Focus on social skills•Focus more on appropriate activities•Focus more on weak students
  36. 36. theme 6 Teacher SupportThere a gradual Shift beautifulFor EI - is always a fromanswer to and Analysis to moreAssessment who asks abeautiful question.Supporting Teachers
  37. 37. theme 6 Teacher SupportMisconceptionVideos
  38. 38. theme 6 Teacher SupportPre-class Teacher preparation andsupport FacilitatorClassroomPersonalised Learning for Students Integrated ICT Solutions for students, pre-class support and All Interlinked classroom facilitator
  39. 39. theme 7
  40. 40. theme 7 TechnologyPersonalised Learning is much more than What isTechnology. But it cannot really be achieved Personalised aboutwithout technology either… Personalised Learning?•Pace of Learning•Style of Learning•Topic / Subject of Learning•Order and Depth of topic / subject Learning•Timing of Assessment of Learning•Learning Methods and Media•Emotional Support
  41. 41. EI’s Theory of Change
  42. 42. ‘There is always abeautiful answer towho asks a morebeautiful question.’
  43. 43. Thank YouEducational Initiatives613-615, J.B. Towers,Opp.Doordarshan, Drive-In Road,Ahmedabad 380054. Gujarat.INDIA.Phone: +91-79-40269696.Fax: