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Re-examining and Refining the Purpose and Practice of Formative Assessment

This workshop will revisit the basic purpose and nature of formative assessment, the fundamental teaching strategies needed for effective formative assessment to take place, and the connections between formative assessment, student learning and summative assessment. The challenges teachers face in implementing formative assessment and practical strategies for overcoming these will be discussed, shared and presented.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamental purpose and distinctions between formative and summative assessments.
  • Acquire key teaching strategies for effective formative assessment integration.
  • Identify common obstacles in formative assessment and learn practical solutions to overcome them.

About the Presenter: 

Mr Simon Reynolds

Mr Simon Reynolds is a senior education consultant at Principals Academy with expertise in curriculum  development and implementation, pedagogy and assessment and special education. He was a deputy director at the Curriculum Planning and Development Division of the  Ministry of Education for 11 years working on curriculum development and effective curriculum implementation through appropriate pedagogy and assessment. Currently, he consults on curriculum design, assessment, and evaluation for Special Education Schools, conducts teacher and parent training for mainstream schools  and is as a part-time lecturer and practicum supervisor at the National Institute of Education. He also works on behavioural management  and intervention. When time permits, he occasionally returns to the classroom as a relief teacher to keep connected to classroom realities. Mr Reynolds holds Masters Degrees in English Studies and Autism Studies and A Graduate Certificate in Behavioral Analysis.

Registration Details

Course Code: SR150224A

Topic: Re-examining and Refining the Purpose and Practice of Formative Assessment

Trainer: Mr Simon Reynolds

Date(s): 6 February 2024, Tuesday

Time: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

Venue: To Be Confirmed

Closing Date: 26 January 2024, Friday

Workshop Fee: S$350.00 per participant. Fees are subject to GST.

Other Information: Registration is on a first come-first-serve basis. No refunds will be made for cancellations or in the case of absentees. The Academy accepts replacements for registered participants who are unable to attend for whatever reasons.

Please contact Joseph Loy by email or tel: 63630330 if you require further information.