Assessment OF or FOR learning: what impact a word difference makes

With the current developments in society, the goal of higher education has changed from "making students knowledgeable within a certain domain" to "supporting students to develop into reflective practitioners" (p. 332, Dochy, Segers, & Sluijsmans, 1999). More specifically, students are expected to be more ‘active' in their learning process. This change necessitates differences in the notion of assessment as well. Rather than emphasizing only assessment of learning (or AoL), we need to ensure that our classroom assessment practices promote student learning. The term ‘Assessment for Learning' (or AfL) has become popular, and ample research evidence indicates that proper implementation of AfL principles can lead to gain in student achievement and motivation. AfL approaches bring the necessary shift in the learning environment, with students becoming more involved in the assessment process and taking responsibility for their learning. The success of AfL is contingent on how given feedback is received and used by students. In this talk, I will elaborate the differences and similarities between AoF and AfL; provide an overview of how assessment for learning can be implemented in daily teaching activities; and discuss our research findings related to assessment and feedback practices in METU


Achieving Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Early Childhood Education Through Critical Reflection in Transformative Learning
Feriver, Şebnem; Olgan, Refika; Teksöz, Gaye (Springer, Cham, 2019-08-01)
The central role of education in creating a more sustainable future has been already recognized by educators and policy-makers alike. This chapter argues that this can only be truly achieved through the efforts of teachers in implementing an “education of a different kind,” a general educational shift that seeks to encompass a converging transformation of the priorities and mindsets of education professionals. In this regard, the professional preparation of teachers, as the leading actors in shaping childre...
Investigating faculty members’ technology integration intention and behavior: a case of a higher education institution
Çilsalar, Hatice; Baran Jovanovic, Evrim; Department of Educational Sciences (2017)
The technology-rich educational environment in higher education compels faculty members to integrate technology into their classrooms. Developing and supporting their technology integration behavior is needed to perform and maintain its continuity. To understand the factors affecting faculty members’ technology integration, mixed method designed was employed in the context of a faculty technology mentoring program at a public university in Turkey. Two main research questions guided this study: (1) How do se...
Assessment of basic design course in terms of constructivist learning theory
ARKÜN KOCADERE, SELAY; Özgen Koçyıldırım, Dalsu (2012-05-04)
Design education is a process that allows multiple solutions and different points of views, where individuality in interpretation and expression are encouraged. Design courses take place in a studio environment where students deal actively with projects related to everyday life and evaluation is an indispensible part of learning. Due to its structure, design education appears to be compatible with constructivist learning theory. Basic Design is the common course of different design departments, which establ...
Evaluating attitudes towards Metu online a study of instructors of FLE department
Cirit, Nazlı Ceren; Gümüşok, Fatma (null; 2013-04-01)
Lately, through the rapid expansion of technology into the social branches of life, education has also taken advantage of the opportunities that technology provides for educational purposes. In all levels of education, the integration of computer technologies has not only been limited to the school hours but also off-school time. This recent trend is adapted for enabling instructors to share the documents necessary for the courses, promote communication between teachers and students, etc.(Lonn & Teasley, 20...
Analysis of The Planning Education in the Light of the Contemporary Trends in Planning
Husar, Husar, Milan; Varis, Sila Ceren; Ondrejicka, Vladimir (IOP Publishing; 2017-12)
This paper examines the way the planning education is taught and examines the recent trends in the curricula of planning education institutions. The introduction of changing economic systems and planning in the field of education is discussed against these changes. Additionally, the evolution in the planner's role and how it affects the planning education is discussed. The paper is addressing trends and challenges the countries and their planning changes are facing in 21st century. The trends such as increa...
Citation Formats
Y. Çapa Aydın, “Assessment OF or FOR learning: what impact a word difference makes,” presented at the 2nd Education Conference, (28 - 29 Mayıs 2019), İstanbul, Türkiye, 2019, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: