9th – webinar – Assessment literacy unlocking the potential of positive washback – Alex Thorp

IATEFL Poland invites you to another free webinar that will boost your professional development. Ladies and Gentlemen: Alex Thorp

Summary
Teachers play an important role in helping students pass exams, but are there situations where teaching has just become another description for test preparation? This talk will look at the tensions teachers face when helping students prepare for exams and focus on developing a progressive assessment literacy to help teachers ensure that learning remains the primary objective of classroom practice. The session explores the notion of positive washback, where contemporary approaches to assessment can, when incorporated into teaching practices, enhance learning outcomes and provide a central role in everyday teaching practice.

Bio
Alex Thorp is Lead Academic, Language (Europe) at Trinity College London and previously had over 15 years’ experience heading a teacher training department. With special interests in Assessment, Neuro-linguistics and Educational Psychology, he presents the world over with the aim of supporting best practices in language teaching and assessment.

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