Sharing assessment & grading strategies that help students learn
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Greetings from downunder,
I'm Darryl. I live in Brisbane, Australia. I have just started my Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning at the University of Southern Queensland in the Secondary (High School) sector. My teaching areas are Biology and Study of Religion. Prior to commencing studies at USQ I also completed degrees in nursing and theology. I am a registered nurse though these days I mostly juggle study on my GDTL and completing another theology degree. I am in the process of ordination to the priesthood in the Anglican Church in Australia. I am also a life professed member of the Society of St Francis (Anglican Franciscan brothers).
I joined this group as I strongly believe that education needs to be more than making grades in State determined exams. Assessment should be a tool which helps students reflect on their learning and develop a passion and love for learning. I was interested to recently read, as part of my studies, that assessment is viewed by some as just that, more than getting a grade. I really want to know more about this and get some benefit of the wisdom of others who have trodden this path before. I look forward to connecting with others here.