Learning to Become 'Assessment Capable' Teachers

Status: Current

Māori Relevant Content: Yes


  • New Zealand Council for Educational Research (Teaching and Learning Research Initiative)

Project Abstract

The project aims to enhance our understanding of how pre-service teachers learn to use assessment in the service of students'/children's learning. Specifically the project seeks to identify what pre-service teacher believe and understand about using assessment for learning at entry and exit from their programmes; it will document and disseminate how pre-service teachers learn to enhance their use of assessment for learning through initial teacher education programmes; it will make recommendations to assist teacher education programmes to increase the likelihood of graduating assessment capable teachers.  he project is a collaborative study involving researchers at the University of Auckland, the University of Canterbury, the University of Waikato and the University of Otago.  It will run for three years from 2010.

Researchers - UC Staff

  • Alison Gilmore: Principal Investigator; School of Teacher Education
  • Alex Gunn: Associate Investigator; School of Educational Studies and Leadership

Subject Area: Disciplines