Centre for Educational Assessment 2019 Annual Conference

6th June 2019 : 17:30 - 20:00

Category: Lecture

Speaker: Nancy Perry, University of British Colombia

Location: Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Professor Nancy Perry will present on ‘Using formative assessment as a catalyst for self-regulated learning.’


Self-regulated learning (SRL) describes proactive and productive approaches to learning that enable learners to respond flexibly and adaptively to wide ranging environmental demands to meet personal and social learning goals. Efforts to support students’ SRL pair well with 21st-century learning goals and assessment for learning (AfL) goals. In 1988, Terrance J. Crooks emphasized how classroom assessment practices guide students’ judgements about what is important to learn. Importantly, he stressed how skills and attitudes educators commonly value can be undermined when instruction and assessment practices aren’t consistent. Therefore, our efforts to support teachers to help their students develop as self-regulating learners focus on assessments for self-regulated learning (AfSRL). In this talk, I describe research that both advances knowledge and improves practice concerning SRL. Specifically, I describe collaborations with primary school teachers to design and implement curriculum-linked, formative assessments that prompt and assess children’s use of SRL processes. Particular attention is given to the nature of the teacher-researcher collaborations (i.e., using participatory research methodologies) and how they advance researchers’ and teachers’ understandings about SRL and how to support it. Examples from our project illuminate what assessments can reveal about students’ SRL and how assessments can catalyze teaching and learning toward this essential 21st-century learning goal.

OUCEA Director Therese N. Hopfenbeck will give a response before opening up for a Q&A session with the audience.

Registration: Registration is free and open to all. Please click here to book your ticket.

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception served in the Mallett Gallery.


About the Department of Education

In 2019, the University of Oxford’s Department of Education celebrates the 100th year since the passing of a statute creating what was known in 1919 as the University Department for the Training of Teachers. To celebrate our centenary a year-long series of activities will be delivered to address some of the department’s top initiatives for 2019, answer some of the big questions facing education today and to reveal the advancements the department has made to the study of and research in the field of education. Join us as we mark our 100th year and discover more about our anniversary here.

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