$25 – $50

Making assessment more meaningful with a focus on Science

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Building 209: Room 228

Curtin University

Kent Street

Bentley, WA 6102

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As assessment continues to drive curriculum, the challenge is to create balanced, valid, educative and purposeful assessments that successfully cover all aspects of the curriculum. Mapping assessments ensures that the appropriate breadth and depth of content are incorporated into the tasks, such that differentiation is achieved.

Techniques that teachers can use to achieve this will be presented. The session will include analysis and critique of assessments, discussion and techniques for refining assessment writing and question design.

This assessment workshop will assist teachers and pre-service teachers to bring together all aspects of assessment writing to produce effective formative and summative assessment. Please bring along tests and assessments to analyse.

What will you gain through attending this workshop?

• Enhanced knowledge and skills related to assessment writing and mapping
• Development of purposeful and valid formative and summative assessment
• Opportunity for focussed personal reflection
• Networking with other educators

Added Value

• Templates for mapping assessments
• A plan for the implementation of assessment mapping
• A plan for introducing the techniques to colleagues
• A certificate of completion of the workshop


About your presenters

Annabel Kanakis has taught Science in secondary and tertiary institutions for more than 30 years. She has taught Human Biology, Biology, general science, health and mathematics at a number of schools in Western Australia. She was the Head of Science at Bunbury Catholic College for 11 years before joining Curtin University as the ASELL project manager, and as a tutor for both Primary and Secondary pre-service teachers focussing on science education. Annabel wrote several courses and resources for the School of Nursing and the School of Science at Edith Cowan University, and lectured and tutored Pharmacology to Nursing students at ECU. She has also been heavily involved with the development and implementation of Science curriculum in WA. Annabel co-wrote the teacher and student resources for the Year 11 and 12 Human Biology text, Human Perspectives, and was the editor of the Human Biology and Biology Creelman Exam Questions books in 2015-2016. Annabel is passionate about education, particularly teaching Science and is keen to encourage all students to pursue science and engineering throughout secondary school and into their future. She was awarded the Teacher Mentor Award by TRBWA in 2011, and the LEAD award for excellence by CEWA for Secondary (Engagement of Students) for the Primary School Cluster Science Initiative 2014.

Dr Rachel Sheffield is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Curtin University, Australia and is a passionate science educator. She is a member of the AARE STEM Education Special Interest Group and the co-chair of the HERDSA STEM Education Special Interest Group. She researches and publishes in science and STEM education and professional identity and is currently exploring the transversal competencies and their role in STEM. Rachel has won several Faculty, University and National awards for Teaching Excellence, and was awarded an Executive Endeavour Fellowship in 2016. Her STEMinist group through grants has been to India, Indonesia steminists.weebly.com/ and can be contacted through Facebook facebook.com/Curtin.MIS.Makerspace/


For more information please visit the Curtin Professional Learning Hub page.

**Registrations close Tuesday, 12 March 2019**

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Curtin University

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Australia

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