Relating research and professional development: assessment task design

Gillian Wigglesworth

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    Abstract

    In Australia, the presence of a large-scale, nationally funded, English language program for migrants has provided a unique site for research into a range of aspects of language learning. This paper explores the contribution that participation in research can make to teacher professional development, using as an example a large-scale investigation of the competency-based assessment practices which are used in the Australian Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP). The project illustrates the ways in which research can involve teachers in investigative and reflective activities which enhance their understanding of assessment issues while at the same time offering concrete findings which can inform teaching and assessment practice.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)52-64
    Number of pages13
    JournalProspect
    Volume15
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2000

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    Publisher version archived with the permission of the Editor, Prospect, Macquarie University, NSW, Australia. This copy is available for individual, non-commercial use. Permission to reprint/republish this version for other uses must be obtained from the publisher.

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