Active discussion groups on assessment and sharing of best practices

Closing Session hosted by the EuroClio Staff

During the last session, we will host separate breakout rooms on the four topics of the pre-recorded sessions. Participants will be able to join one or more rooms, to discuss their thoughts about the topic at hand. In the second half of the session, we will host a sharing of best assessment practices in the form of a virtual poster marketplace or speed dating exercise, depending on the amount of participants.

Participation Fee and Structure

Participation to this webinar series is free of charge. The webinar series will consist of three live sessions and four pre-recorded sessions.

We would like to thank our Individual Members for their support in developing this webinar series. The topic has been selected based on input from all members, and the recordings of our sessions are (partially) supported through individual membership fees.

If you would like to see more webinar series like this, please consider joining us as Individual Member!

The ethical implications of assessing values and attitudes

Keynote Lecture hosted by Prof. TAN Oon Seng – Centre for Research in Child Development (CRCD), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

During this session, hosted by Prof. TAN Oon Seng, we will focus on how to assess students’ values and attitudes, and on its ethical implications. In particular, we will be talking about assessing values and attitudes in the history classroom, both in theory and in practice.

The keynote lecture would be followed by a short Q&A and sharing session, with a question prepared to guide the conversation.

This session will take place, live, on zoom. To ensure the safety of the sharing space, we will not record this session.

Participation Fee and Structure

Participation to this webinar series is free of charge. The webinar series will consist of three live sessions and four pre-recorded sessions.

We would like to thank our Individual Members for their support in developing this webinar series. The topic has been selected based on input from all members, and the recordings of our sessions are (partially) supported through individual membership fees.

If you would like to see more webinar series like this, please consider joining us as Individual Member!

The use of rubrics to differentiate assessment

Hosted by Anthony Malone and Majella Dempsey (Maynooth University)

In this session, we will focus on the use of rubrics. Anthony and Majella will introduce us to what kind of rubrics are available for teacher, how to design your own rubric, and how to use rubrics to assess each student in a way that fits their personal needs.

This session will be pre-recorded by EuroClio and published on our YouTube channel on 11 August 2021.

Would you like to be notified once the video will be uploaded?

We would like to thank our Individual Members for their support in developing this webinar series. The topic has been selected based on input from all members, and the recordings of our sessions are (partially) supported through individual membership fees.

If you would like to see more webinar series like this, please consider joining us as Individual Member!

Using the Council of Europe Competence Butterfly for assessment

Hosted by Ann-Laure Liéval (EuroClio Ambassador and Board Member) and Benny Christensen (EuroClio Ambassador)

In 2016, the Council of Europe issued the “Competences for Democratic Culture”, a document which highlights various competences and skills that we should help our students develop to be active and engaged citizens. This session will focus on how to use the “butterfly” (a visual organizer that shows what the Competences for Democratic Culture are) to design assessment.

This session will be pre-recorded by EuroClio and published on our YouTube channel on 04 August 2021.

Would you like to be notified once the video will be uploaded?

We would like to thank our Individual Members for their support in developing this webinar series. The topic has been selected based on input from all members, and the recordings of our sessions are (partially) supported through individual membership fees.

If you would like to see more webinar series like this, please consider joining us as Individual Member!

Improving the learning process with formative assessment

Hosted by Ute Ackermann Boeros (EuroClio Ambassador and Board Member).

Assessment is sometimes seen as a negative, and as judging, rather than a tool for development and improvement. This session will be focused on how to use assessment as a tool to improve the learning process. In addition, we will focus also on how to keep the assessment process open enough, so that students can understand the benefits? In other words, how to not treat formative assessment as a secret.

This session will be pre-recorded by EuroClio and published on our YouTube channel on 28 July 2021.

Would you like to be notified once the video will be uploaded?

We would like to thank our Individual Members for their support in developing this webinar series. The topic has been selected based on input from all members, and the recordings of our sessions are (partially) supported through individual membership fees.

If you would like to see more webinar series like this, please consider joining us as Individual Member!

Online formative assessment

Hosted by Sally Thorne (The Historical Association) and Simone Beale (co-founder of the History Teacher Book Club).

In the past year and a half, most of our teaching practice has been transferred online, including assessment. Despite the slow return to in-person teaching, it looks like online lessons and online assessment are here to stay. In this pre-recorded session, we will present some tools and practical tips and tricks to carry out online formative assessment.

This session will be pre-recorded by EuroClio and published on our YouTube channel on 21 July 2021.

Would you like to be notified once the video will be uploaded?

We would like to thank our Individual Members for their support in developing this webinar series. The topic has been selected based on input from all members, and the recordings of our sessions are (partially) supported through individual membership fees.

If you would like to see more webinar series like this, please consider joining us as Individual Member!

Pass or Fail? Assessing Assessment

A EuroClio Webinar Series on Assessment

If there is one thing that we at EuroClio have learned during the past few years, it is that assessment is a rather complex and multifaceted part of (history and citizenship) education, and that not all teachers feel equipped for and comfortable to assess their students when it comes to formative assessment in the context of topics that might be controversial or sensitive for some of them (see, for example, the Needs Assessment carried out in 2017-2018 within the Learning to Disagree Project). At the same time, during the plenary workshop on assessment that took place in November 2020, all participants agreed that assessment is a key part of (history and citizenship) education.

Many things affect how assessment may be followed out, such as time constraints, diverse classrooms, online formats and the space left for skills and competences. How to carry out assessment in order to benefit the learning process of each individual student?

This webinar series, blending pre-recorded and live sessions, will try to tackle some of these topics, to kick-start a discussion on where we stand when it comes to assessment, and how we can develop new approaches to assessment that are better suited to fulfil not only our needs as educators, but also our students’ needs.

A very special blended format

The ‘Assessment’ webinar series consists of seven sessions, taking place in the summer of 2021, starting July 13 until August 25. The first session will be held live on zoom, followed by four pre-recorded, practical sessions which will be periodically uploaded on our Youtube page. Everything will be followed by a live keynote lecture and a live closing session, where participants will have the possibility to meet the speakers and to share their own experiences. The programme will open with a session on the relationship between creativity and assessment. During this session, we will also explore the connections between state exams and the creativity of students and teachers. During the following four pre-recorded sessions, assessment will be looked at from different perspectives, while providing tips and tricks for good practices.

Participants will be presented tools and methodologies to:

The pre-recorded sessions will be followed by a keynote lecture on the ethical implications of assessing values and attitudes. The keynote lecture will be hosted by Prof. TAN Oon Seng (Centre for Research in Child Development (CRCD) at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore). Followed by this, a short Q&A session will take place, as well as an opportunity for participants to share their initial thoughts and hopes about the coming sessions. 

The series will end with an live interactive session, where participants will discuss their thoughts about the dedicated sessions with their peers and the designated speakers. Participants will also have an opportunity to share their personal reflections, tips and insights on assessment. 

What will you learn?

During the webinar series, you will:

  • Understand the role that attitudes and values play in learning about historical events and how to consider these in assessment;
  • Investigate the tensions between central exams, curriculum constraints, and assessing skills and competences;
  • Exchange experiences and thoughts about victories and failures of assessment practices;
  • Learn about formative assessment as a way to update learning to promote positive development.

 

 

(1) In 2016, the Council of Europe issued the “Competences for Democratic Culture”, a document which highlights various competences and skills that we should help our students develop to be active and engaged citizens. The butterfly the “butterfly” is a visual organizer that shows what the Competences for Democratic Culture are.

By registering, you will be added to a mailing list which will receive the links to join the live sessions, as well as direct links, updates, and additional material (if applicable) every time a pre-recorded session is made available online.

Participation to this series is free of charge.

Contact us!

Do you want to know more about this webinar series? Do you have a great assessment method that you would like to share with your colleagues? Have you recently read a book / listened to a podcast about assessment, which you want to recommend to your colleagues?

Let us know by emailing us at secretariat@euroclio.eu!

Do Exams kill Creativity?

Hosted by the team of the project “Personalised and Formative Assessment Practices Supporting School and Learner Development” | Speaker names to be confirmed

The project “Personalised and Formative Assessment Practices Supporting School and Learner Development” is currently collecting practices on  innovative and formative assessment methods, to answer the question: how can the unfolding of the unique potential of each and every child/youngster through contextualised, individualised, participatory assessment processes that give learners a feeling of agency and self-efficacy be best supported?

During this session, members of the project team will be talking about creativity. With them, we will investigate the (potential) tension between state exams, the history curriculum, and how to promote students’ creativity.

The session will be followed by a Q&A session and guided discussion.

This session will take place, live, on zoom. To ensure the safety of the sharing space, we will not record this session.

Participation Fee and Structure

Participation to this webinar series is free of charge. The webinar series will consist of three live sessions and four pre-recorded sessions.

 

We would like to thank our Individual Members for their support in developing this webinar series. The topic has been selected based on input from all members, and the recordings of our sessions are (partially) supported through individual membership fees.

If you would like to see more webinar series like this, please consider joining us as Individual Member!

 

FC EuroClio – Local stories to tackle big events

Sharing Session facilitated by EuroClio

How can we use the life stories of football, tennis, volleyball players, authors, painters, singers, and other individuals to help our students reflect on issues of inclusion, exclusion, and discrimination? What is the connection between a small and local history, and big world events? How do the life stories of people intertwine with social, cultural, economic and political histories?

In this session, EuroClio Ambassador and member of the Football Makes History team Chris Rowe will walk us through the process that led him to the development of 100+ Football Life Stories (all available on the website footballmakeshistory.eu). How did he select which stories to include? How do the “Thinking Points” come to be? How does he see these life stories enter the classroom?

After a short presentation, we will put his idea to the test: divided in smaller groups, we will add some life stories to the collection. These life stories can be linked to football, but they can also connect to other artists, athletes, or any other individuals. The results of this exercise will be published on the EuroClio website.

Participation Fees

Participation to this session is free.

Donors and partners

FC EuroClio – Football History in Practice

Hosted by Denver Charles, Enrico Cavalieri, and Stefán Svavarsson (Football Makes History Team)

This session will focus on three lessons that have been developed in the Football Makes History Project:

  • What does identity have to do with football? – Presented by Denver Charles

    This activity focuses on the analysis of historical examples to investigate how particular moments in history influence the formation of people (and club’s) identity, ultimately becoming embedded in it. Ultimately, the activity helps students explore their (multiple) personal identities, and express them to their peers.
    You can find this activity on Historiana ->

  • Disappearing from football and the world – Presented by Enrico Cavalieri

    This activity asks students to use historical sources (mostly newspaper articles) to reconstruct the life story of Árpád Weisz, brilliant football player, coach, and victim of the Holocaust. In reconstructing his life story, students learn how to analyse sources and use them to write the biography of historical figures.
    You can find this activity on Historiana ->

  • The European Championships: Euro 2016 at different times – Presented by Stefán Svavarsson
    This activity helps teachers and students reflect on just how fluid European borders have been in the last 150 years, and how concepts like nationality and ethnicity can be difficult to define. This activity can be used to tackle the rise of nationalism and the idea of the nation state, and to look into the effects of politics on nationalism during the 19th and 20th centuries.
    You can find this activity on Historiana ->

After a short presentation of the three lessons, participants will divide in parallel rooms, where they will experience one of the activity hands on, putting themselves in the shoes of students.

 

Participation Fee

Participation to this session is free.

Donors and Partners