PCW 1 - Assessment
1. Title of Workshop: Assessment for learning (AFL)
2. Names of Faculty with Designation, Institutional Affiliations and Emails:
Dr Tejinder Singh
Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Education
Vice-Principal, UG Studies
Christian Medical College, Ludhiana
Dr Anil Kapoor
Professor of Medicine,
People's College of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Bhopal
Dr. Angshurekha Das
3. Brief Introduction tothe Workshop
‘Assessment For Learning’comprises of multiple low stake ‘formative assessments’ – written tests to assess knowledge and frequent direct observations to assess skills and attitudes; followed by timely constructive feedback. Feedback is the most essential part of assessment for learning.
Studies have shown that formative assessment isthe most important interventions ever studiedfor promoting learning and high-performance. It has the potential to exercise an effect size of upto 0.8 as compared to many other interventions. Therefore, experts are of the opinion that it should be an integral part of teaching, learning and assessment of UG and PG students.
This workshop willsensitize the participants to the need to focus on the process of learning, roles and responsibilities of teacher and students for AFL, challenges in implementing assessment for learning effectively and ways to overcome them. The workshop will be delivered as an interactive session using active discussion, lecture and group-work.
4. Who Should Attend?
Faculty / Teachers of all levels from all health professions,Administrators and University officials.
5. Intended Outcomes:
The participants will be able to differentiate between the ‘Assessment FOR learning’ and ‘Assessment OF learning’, identify the responsibilities of teachers and students to promote learning using effective formative assessment. They will be able to plan various strategies to address the challenges in implementing AFL effectively and to provide constructive feedback to promote learning.