Teachers’ competence in assessment for learning in early childhood and primary education

Nicholas Sun Keung PANG, Lai Mei LEUNG

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Abstract

This paper explores the definition of Assessment for Learning (AfL) and its importance in learning and teaching. Through lesson observation visits, the authors conducted a study to examine the practice of AfL by Hong Kong teachers. Results indicate that there is a considerable improvement regarding teachers’ competence in AfL, therefore it is recommended that more professional development programs for practicing teachers and pre-service teachers about AfL should be offered to promote young children’s capability of “learning to learn” in early childhood education. Copyright © 2010 Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research. All Rights Reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherFaculty of Education, Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research, Chinese University of Hong Kong
ISBN (Print)9789628908394
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Citation

Pang, N. S.-K., & Leung, Z. L.-M. (2010). Teachers’ competence in assessment for learning in early childhood and primary education. Hong Kong: Faculty of Education, Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research, Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Keywords

  • Early childhood education
  • Education
  • Primary