How can AfL be used in the classroom?
In an AFL classroom, a teacher will give ‘comment only’ feedback on their learners’ work. If you do want to add a grade, give this later on, so that the learners read the comments before they receive the grade. Effective feedback depends on task-focused comments, rather than ego-focused comments.
What are AfL activities?
Here are some AfL activities to try with your learners. They include ideas on collecting information, the strategic use of questioning, giving feedback, and introducing peer and self-assessment. At the end of an activity or lesson, ask learners to draw a face to show how confident they are about the topic.
What does AfL stand for in education?
Assessment for Learning
Assessment for Learning (AfL) is occurring when the processes of learning are made visible and audible so that students and teachers are involved in learning conversations and activities that move learning forward. Active student participation is key.
Why AfL is not effectively and frequently used in learning and teaching?
There are many reasons why teachers have found it difficult to incorporate AfL, but perhaps the most fundamental one is that they cannot conceptualise AfL fully before they begin to develop it in their classrooms; they are unable to perceive the types of changes they need to make in their day-to-day practice.
How do you encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning?
10 ways to encourage students to take responsibility for their…
- Don’t make all the decisions. Allow choice.
- Don’t play guess what’s in my head.
- Talk less.
- Model behaviors and attitudes that promote learning.
- Ask for feedback.
- Test less.
- Encourage goal setting and reflection.
- Don’t over plan.
What does AfL stand for?
American Federation of Labor
American Federation of Labor. American Football League.
How do students create questions?
How to Help Students Ask Better Questions
- Question everything. Make this your mantra!
- Launch a Wonder Week. Take 3–5 school days to do a Wonder Week Project.
- Give feedback on questions.
- Model the process.
- Practice it often.
- Spend more time playing.
- Provide support.
- Explain and model the different types of questions.
What is a productive question?
Productive questions are questions that teachers or students can ask that produce an answer, with the answer not only verbal but often being shown by the student physically (Martens, 1999). Productive questions are not yes or no questions or low- level, factual recall questions.
Is AfL the same as formative assessment?
AfL is another term for formative assessment. Read another of our Teaching Wikis to find out more about formative assessment. Teachers are trained in AfL while they undergo their training year, and are continually encouraged to attend further sessions throughout their career.
How do you motivate students to learn?
How to Motivate Your Students to Learn
- Believe in them.
- Be extremely encouraging.
- Make sure your students are the ones who are working.
- Use memory work and recitation.
- Make learning fun.
- Be wise with your homework.
- Have one-on-one conversations.
- Get the parents involved.