Teaching through assessment: The merging of technology and assessment in teacher education learning contexts

Susan Edwards

on Wednesday, 7 April 2010 11:30 - 12:00 in room 216

The concept of ‘teaching through assessment’ represents the work I have undertaken when working with pre-service teachers over the last six years. During this time, I have been interested in examining how technology can be merged with assessment to create learning contexts for pre-service teachers which support the development of a dialectical understanding of the relationship between theory and practice. In this paper the concept of ‘teaching through assessment is theorised using ideas drawn from cultural-historical theory. This includes an examination of the relationship between learning activity and the development of reflection as a mental function which supports pre-service teachers to think about the theory/practice as related rather than the separation of theory and practice.. Examples of assessed tasks are presented to illustrate how technology and assessment can be merged to enable teaching through assessment to be used with teacher education learning contexts.

This is how you cite this paper:

Edwards, S. (2010). Teaching through assessment: The merging of technology and assessment in teacher education learning contexts In D. Gronn, & G. Romeo (Eds) ACEC2010: Digital Diversity. Conference Proceedings of the Australian Computers in Education Conference 2010, Melbourne 6-9 April. Carlton, Victoria: Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACEC). Retrieved from, http://acec2010.acce.edu.au/proposal/754/using-e-learning-framework-teaching-through-assessment-pre-service-teacher-education

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