Using Comparative Judgement | warrenvalentine

Some practical reflections on its use in practice

I was first made aware of Comparative Judgement as a method of assessment last year, through one of David Didau’s informative blogposts. I had always meant to get around to using it, but was put off by a fear of using technology. I have regularly compared scripts when awarding marks, and have on occasion sought to put together some sort of order before being brought back to the use of nomoremarking.com by my Deputy Head, and fellow A-level history teacher, to mark some Y12 mock essays.

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Using Comparative Judgement | warrenvalentine

Some practical reflections on its use in practice

I was first made aware of Comparative Judgement as a method of assessment last year, through one of David Didau’s informative blogposts. I had always meant to get around to using it, but was put off by a fear of using technology. I have regularly compared scripts when awarding marks, and have on occasion sought to put together some sort of order before being brought back to the use of nomoremarking.com by my Deputy Head, and fellow A-level history teacher, to mark some Y12 mock essays.

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Why should we share the work of academic historians? | warrenvalentine

Rachel Foster’s attendance at the WLFS history conference stirred a rather interesting discussion within my own department about the role of academic history in the classroom. Inspired by Foster’s talk, her excellent chapter in Debates in History Teaching, discussions with fellow participants of my MA and our own fertile minds we devised a list of why using academic history in the classroom is valuable. In no particular order, we suggested:
To provide the narrative. Historians can compel the interest of students in ways that perhaps we cannot.
To provide competing interpretations.*
To…

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Why should we share the work of academic historians? | warrenvalentine

Rachel Foster’s attendance at the WLFS history conference stirred a rather interesting discussion within my own department about the role of academic history in the classroom. Inspired by Foster’s talk, her excellent chapter in Debates in History Teaching, discussions with fellow participants of my MA and our own fertile minds we devised a list of why using academic history in the classroom is valuable. In no particular order, we suggested:
To provide the narrative. Historians can compel the interest of students in ways that perhaps we cannot.
To provide competing interpretations.*
To…

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Where can I read about the WLFS History Conference? | warrenvalentine

 
The Twitter hashtag #WLFSHistory
My Blog!
My review of Christine Counsell’s opener.
My review of the WLFS approach and Jim Carroll’s session.
My review of Vartan Tamizian’s session on historical narratives, and Robert Tombs’ closing lecture.

Other valuable blogs on the WLFS Conference:

Lee Donaghy has an exceptional reflection here, which is valuable in picking apart some of the individual workshops and the ‘revolutionary’ idea from Michael Fordham that the curriculum is the progression model.
Robert Peal’s discussion on the importance of knowledge, and how this message…

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WLFS History Conference – Part Three | warrenvalentine

Narratives are Complex

You can find a guide to my three posts, and other people’s reviews here.

The session that I took most from was probably Vartan Tamizian’s session on historical narratives. Unfortunately, my journey here started from the “narrative analysis” questions in the Edexcel GCSEs. However Vartan very usefully fused my thinking, which to this point had remained compartmentalised into separate silos in my head: historical frameworks, which I have been working on for my MA, and narrative accounts in history. This, I think, demonstrates the value of these conferences. One of my…

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Where can I read about the WLFS History Conference? | warrenvalentine

 
The Twitter hashtag #WLFSHistory
My Blog!
My review of Christine Counsell’s opener.
My review of the WLFS approach and Jim Carroll’s session.
My review of Vartan Tamizian’s session on historical narratives, and Robert Tombs’ closing lecture.

Other valuable blogs on the WLFS Conference:

Lee Donaghy has an exceptional reflection here, which is valuable in picking apart some of the individual workshops and the ‘revolutionary’ idea from Michael Fordham that the curriculum is the progression model.
Robert Peal’s discussion on the importance of knowledge, and how this message…

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http://ift.tt/2mxaNSV