Let Us Develop a Various and Well-balanced Repertoire of ESL Assessment Approaches

Monday 8 May | Tuesday 9 May | Wednesday 10 May | Thursday 11 May | Friday 12 May

Wednesday 10 May

TRACK 1:
LANGUAGE AWARENESS

W O R K S H O P
Let Us Develop a Various and Well-balanced Repertoire of ESL Assessment Approaches“,
Ms. Svetlana Muhejeva, Riga Stradins University, Latvia
Place: Room B6-29
Time: 8.30 – 10.00
Description: The workshop is aimed at raising its participants’ awareness of how diverse assessment modalities can be used in order to foster students’ autonomy and ensure the development of the “learning to learn” skill. The emphasis of the workshop is placed on discussing teacher-, peer-, and self-assessment methods, their formative effect, and  approaches to assessment validation.  The workshop will include an interactive warm-up questionnaire to facilitate the active involvement of the audience followed by smaller group discussions with feedback from the presenters. The discussion topics are 1) The pros and cons of teacher-, peer-, and self-assessment; 2) The relevance of assessment methods to language skills; 3) Formative validity of assessment. The workshop will be rounded off by the presenter’s report on how formative assessment validity is achieved in Riga Stradins University.