The materials in this toolkit were developed as part of a British Council funded research project which explored teacher cognition and assessment. In this module we will explore what is meant by language teacher cognition and how knowledge of language teacher cognition can help you to reflect on your experiences of assessment. It assumes little or no knowledge of language teacher cognition or assessment.
Download the ‘Teacher cognition and assessment’ toolkit below to find out more.
The emphasis in the materials is on practical approaches, but in line with our participants’ stated needs, theoretical perspectives are also included. Each of the six topics can be read as a stand-alone unit. We would, however, encourage readers to look at all six units. The training materials cover:
- teacher cognition and assessment (this module)
- assessing level and CEFR
- assessing young learners
- assessment for learning
- language assessment for teachers
- assessment resources.
To find out more about the research by Huddersfield University, read the following research reports:
- Assessment: attitudes, practices and needs
- Classroom assessment: the development of teachers’ cognitions