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QoC Talk: Struggle and Success


Inspiring stories of transforming assessment from across Europe

The event “Strug­gle and Suc­cess: Inspir­ing sto­ries of trans­form­ing assess­ment from across Europe” presents our new book Assess­ment as Dialogue

In this event we present our new book togeth­er with our part­ners the Learn­ing for Well-being Foun­da­tion and the Hun­gar­i­an Wal­dorf Fed­er­a­tion. The book was writ­ten in the frame­work of a joint Eras­mus+ project and includes 20 good-prac­tice exam­ples of assess­ment of pupils from the tran­si­tion from kinder­garten to school until leav­ing sec­ondary school. These prac­tices are col­lect­ed from dif­fer­ent edu­ca­tion­al backgrounds.

The strong mes­sage of hope com­mu­ni­cat­ed in the book — around the dif­fi­cult issues asso­ci­at­ed with the assess­ment of pupils in schools — is that change is not only pos­si­ble but it is already hap­pen­ing in class­rooms and schools. Evi­dence is pro­vid­ed in the twen­ty nar­ra­tives pre­sent­ed, from twelve diverse Euro­pean countries.

This event will illus­trate with real-life exam­ples how eval­u­a­tion in edu­ca­tion can change for the bet­ter and how enhanced well-being can be demon­strat­ed across the learn­ing com­mu­ni­ty con­sti­tut­ed by a school. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from four of the good prac­tices col­lect­ed in the book will share their expe­ri­ences of strug­gle and suc­cess and will col­lab­o­rate with the audi­ence to iden­ti­fy key fac­tors that can help bring about transformation.

The four good prac­tices are:

  • Start­ing assess­ment in ear­ly child­hood to sup­port learn­ing (Roma­nia)
  • Inter­weav­ing for­ma­tive and stan­dard­ised assess­ment (Nether­lands)
  • Leav­ing school with writ­ten reports as an alter­na­tive to grades (Den­mark)
  • A sec­ond chance for ear­ly school leavers (Hun­gary).

Our event there­fore fits well into this year’s annu­al theme “assess­ment and wellbeing”.

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Post QoC Ses­sion on 3rd Decem­ber 13.00

There will also be the oppor­tu­ni­ty for a Post QoC ses­sion with the speak­ers and the par­tic­i­pants. It is sched­uled on 3 Decem­ber from 13 until 14.30h CET. To reg­is­ter for this please send a mail to chiara.piccolo@allianceforchildhood.eu before 1 Decem­ber 12.00 CET and men­tion Post QoC.