In this third installment of the video training material for The Religion Teacher’s Guide to Lesson Planning, we look at assessment. Assessment is most commonly thought of as tests and quizzes, but it is much more than that. Assessment should be seen as a variety of means to check students’ understanding and mastery of learning goals. Assessment measures student progress towards the lesson objectives.
When selecting assessments and activities it is important to meet various learning styles. Howard Gardner’s classic research on Multiple Intelligences has shown the need to diversify instruction and assessment. I have broken down these multiple intelligences into the following categories of assessment and activities: (L)-Listening (Oral), (R)-Reading, (W)-Writing, (VP)-Visual (Pictures), (VV)-Visual (Video), (Mo)-Movement, (Mu)-Music, (Ir)-Interpersonal, (Ia)-Intrapersonal. Or consider the following comparison.
Lesson Assessments and Multiple Intelligences
Video: Determine the Lesson Assessment
For a more in dept explanation, view this video or watch it on YouTube:
The Guide to Lesson Planning Video Series:
- Step 1: Lesson Preparation
- Step 2: Creating Lesson Objectives
- Step 3: Determine the Lesson Assessment
- Step 4: Selecting Teaching Strategies and Activities
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