Here’s the question: How do you know that student or trainee is taking in what they are being taught?
Notice the phrasing: “are taking in” not “have taken in”.
The difference was made clear to me when marking a batch of assignments a while back. Most of the class did fine but one student was struggling with basic concepts.
I was mortified. As their tutor I prided myself in carefully checking for understanding during and after each topic, yet I had clearly failed this individual.Continue reading “Formative Assessment: Stopping the fires breaking out”