WEBINAR- ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING STRATEGIES TO EMPOWER INDEPENDENT LEARNERS
(JULY 31, 2021)
part of its Teacher Enrichment and Empowerment Programme, GDGPS organizes a
plethora of in-house workshops as well as sends its faculty members to illuming
sessions to enrich their domain expertise and keep themselves abreast of the
latest strategies in the education sphere. With this aim, Monika Pethia
attended a Webinar on ‘Assessment for Learning Strategies to Empower
Independent Learners’ with Ms. Michelle Bambawale. The live webinar was
organised by Mahattattva on 31st July 2021.
Michelle Bambawale is a freelance consultant with the British Council.
She has supported the team in the delivery of training, and monitoring and
evaluation of teacher education projects across India. Michelle co-authored a
case study on teacher evaluation in India – issues and practices. Michelle has 25 years of experience in
international education and marketing communications. She completed her
Master’s in Education (Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Assessment) at the Institute
of Education, London, UK. Her goal is to improve the quality of education in
India, by using assessment for learning strategies to empower teachers and
students to self-reflect, set goals and work collaboratively towards their
goals, in a safe learning community.
The webinar proved to be a learning
experience as the resource person explained the importance of assessment for
the learning. She differentiated between the formative and summative assessment
and explained how as educators, one can use a range of strategies to facilitate
effective teaching, learning and assessment.
She also stressed on the need to empower learners to think, question and
reflect on their own learning. Lastly, she touched upon the importance of
feedback. Various classroom examples given during the webinar was the highlight
of the workshop.