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Creative Thinking in the Curriculum: Spotlight on Lonsdale Community Special School cover

Creative Thinking in the Curriculum: Spotlight on Lonsdale Community Special School

Find out how Lonsdale School, a Community Special School located in Stevenage, partnered with Rethinking Assessment and ACER to embed creative thinking into their KS2 and KS3 Science curriculum....
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Putting Creative Thinking at the core of the English School Curriculum. What would it take?

Rethinking Assesment and ACER UK launch exploratory study looking at the feasibility and benefits of integrating creative thinking into the English national curriculum...
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Rethinking Assessment for Generative AI: Orals and discussions

Despite the hype around GAI, chatbots, and image/audio/video generation tools, technologies are not going to “revolutionise the education system”. If we persist with high stakes, standardised testing and essay-based examination, we will see GAI which supports (or helps people to “game”) those systems. This post explores the many diverse and...
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Rethinking Assessment for Generative AI: Beyond the Essay

This post explores alternatives to the traditional essay assessment across a range of curriculum subjects, searching for tasks that are “GAI-proof” and which still tick the boxes of what could be assessed via an essay....
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Capturing Growth: The Link Between Pupil Voice and Long-Term Learning

Tej Samani, CEO, Performance Learning and Honorary Research Fellow, Sussex University argues that it's time to reconsider the narrow scope through which we assess pupil performance....
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Numeracy, literacy and digital fluency – the skills for modern society, work and life

Equipping our young people with the core skills of numeracy, literacy and digital fluency is vital, but actually we’d all benefit from upping our game in these life-critical skills. Find out how AQA’s research into new ideas and thinking for alternatives to GCSE resits resulted in a proposal that could...
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Transforming University admissions with Adaptive Comparative Judgement

Discover how Adaptive Comparative Judgement is revolutionizing university admissions in Canada with Adaptive Comparative Judgement, making the process fairer, more efficient, and insightful by focusing on holistic evaluations over traditional rubric-based assessments....
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Next Generation Assessment 2024: Hot topics and key themes

Get the headlines from the NGA 2024 conference convened by the Edge Foundation in partnership with Rethinking Assessment, HMC and the University of Manchester, hosting a jam backed day of discussion and deliberation about the future of assessment....
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Next Generation Assessment Panel Discussion: Assessment Around the World

Olly Newton, Executive Director of the Edge Foundation, gives a round-up of the key debates on the Assessment Round the World panel at the NGA 2024 conference....
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School assessment experience is failing to prepare students for higher education

New research on mixed method assessment in higher education further makes the case for change in schools to ensure young people are prepared for effective transitions...
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New research reveals teachers’ support of teaching and evidencing essential skills

New research underscores clear support among UK teachers for integrating essential skills into education, highlighting a consensus for reforming curriculum and assessment methods to better prepare students for future success....
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Dispositional learning: Rethinking wellbeing assessment through creative pedagogies

Exploring creative pedagogies and assessment, this article shares research into how dispositional learning and creative practices can reshape educational assessments, fostering wellbeing and creativity among pupils....
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