Assessing the Whole Child


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Assessing the Whole Child: Creating Powerful Portfolios and Student Led Conferences – Book & CD-Rom 

This book demonstrates how portfolios and student led conferences support the authentic assessment of the ‘whole child’. A step by step approach is used to understand the context, develop the content and celebrate the results of the use of portfolios and their integral role within powerful student led conferences. The underlying principle of this process is the use of metacognition in the classroom, which enables students to take genuine responsibility for their learning. A step by step process is utilised throughout this book, enabling every classroom teacher to embark on the portfolio to student led conference journey based on their own individual needs and those of their students and school community.

As a teacher, educator and Australian National Schools Networker, Gavin Grift is working with staff from Primary, Secondary and Special Development Schools to improve teaching and learning. He is specifi cally focused on student wellbeing, authentic assessment and curriculum development in his work with schools in both Australia and the United Kingdom. Gavin regularly conducts seminars, workshops and training days. Jane Satchwell’s work within the current authentic assessment culture has led her to being awarded the 2006 ‘Lindsay Thompson Overseas Study Fellowship’. In her current role as a Profession Learning Leader, Jane has and is working with schools in Australia, Scotland and the United States to develop authentic assessment practices for the whole child. Jane’s work includes facilitating professional learning, seminars and the development of conferences.

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Authors:  Gavin Grift & Jane Satchwell; Age Suitability: Primary

ISBN: 9781741700428 (Book & Cd-Rom); Pages: 98