Thursday, April 24, 2008

Assessment for Learning

“In the first years of the implementation of the reform, teachers are confronted with very complex and challenging tasks. They have to teach and at the same time learn what and how to teach at a rapid rate. They are not only trying to discover the new language outcomes, but also to apply the new approach and strategies. In addition, they are refining and adapting their teaching practices through continuous reflection, assessment and learning over time. Moreover, assessing their own performance will help them know better the effectiveness of their teaching practices. They need these first years to improve and become the knowledgeable educators we expect them to be.”
Mr.Louznadji, Algerian Inspector General of English .