Co-Constructing Assessment in Teaching and Learning
A Season for Depth, Reflection and Responsive Teaching
A currere approach was used by a teacher educator and her teacher candidates to reflect upon the process of co-constructing an assessment course during the pandemic. Meeting outdoors to address safety protocols, an unusually small cohort of students at a liberal arts college collaborated with their instructor to participate in meaningful conversation and activities leading to course improvement and course authenticity. This reflection details the processes and outcomes of this unique experience. It depicts change, rethinking instruction, explanation, and application of how this unusual term inspired course improvement. Given common backgrounds, the course material was tailored specifically to the group’s needs as elementary certification candidates with knowledge of visible learning. The ultimate goal of this course, within the teacher education program, was to prepare teachers to frame assessment as a crucial and natural component of their own teaching. This document offers background to the approach and the outcome, which can be used as a model for teacher educators to implement a co-constructed curriculum.
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