Practice in e-assessment. Roddy Stuart Educational ICT Consultant. Scotland in PISA 1 - reading literacy. Scotland in PISA 2 - mathematical literacy. Scotland in PISA 3 - scientific literacy. Why ICT?. To extend the appeal of learning To allow for a more individual, personalised experience
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Educational ICT Consultant
"The secret to success, in my opinion, of passing Higher Physics is to practise the problems, understand fully the problem solving in the course. Outwith the classroom these pupils can access it and they can get feedback from it, they can get answers to find out how well they're doing"
"Students work together at university and this is maybe a way of getting pupils to work together - have you tried this problem; have you read this bit; does it make sense? - in a bigger community and allow them to work together"
"Something that became very clear was that we need to teach kids to think more, and give them time to think more. We need to challenge and give them problem solving contexts that will challenge them. We need to promote the idea of independent study and the idea of dependent study where they work within groups"
"one of the things that they're not so good at is the actual planning stages, that they have to be guided through. They can sometimes be very enthusiastic about what they think the final product might be. And we have to take them through the stages of saying … before you can film, you need a script, you need a plan, you need a storyboard of what it is you're going to go out and film"
"that's another area where there are open-ended possibilities and outcomes for pupils to direct ways in which they want us to see the world. And when we put the pupil in the driving seat that really does demand that the pupil is thinking"
• What am I being asked to do?
• Why can’t I do this?
• Have I met this before?
• Am I doing this correctly?
• What information do I have?
• Is there another way to do this?
• How much do I understand?
• Would I do it differently next time?
• What do I need to think about?
• Did I work as well as I could?
• How can I find this out?
• How did I learn what I learned?
• Do I need a plan?
• Could I use what I learned in another situation?
• How can I check my progress?
• Can I think of one?
"Children are now coming to school with much more experience in the field of ICT than ever before. And in schools teachers and educationalists, we have to provide a very wide curriculum for children and the use of ICT has allowed us, it has given us access to a much wider range of materials than ever before"
"It's a great tool for collaboration between the children, and communication - as is all the ICT technology that we've used in here. Our children are not always, or were not always the most articulate, but they have really, using this media, developed their skills in communication greatly, and I now just stand back in awe when they're talking to people because they can take it on themselves and demonstrate what they're doing to anybody, and it really has raised their self-esteem and confidence greatly"