|Improving teaching and assessment using clickers|
|Wednesday, 22 September 2010|
SummaryThe activity funded by the WLE Centre was developed as part of the project ‘Developing strategies for translating e-learning research into practice’ (ELRP) that aimed to ‘investigate strategies for the translation of e-‐learning research knowledge specifically that of the London Knowledge Lab (LKL) into learning and teaching practice.’ One of the project goals was to initiate action research amongst Institute of Education (IoE) academics as a strategy for bridging the divide between research and practice (Somekh, 1995). The collaboration aimed to set the basis for an action research project to follow during academic year 2009-10 that will look at promoting and supporting active ‘assessment for learning’ pedagogy for PGCE science trainees in their training year, using electronic voting systems (EVS). The focus of the collaborative activity was on integrating a review and discussion of literature on EVS at the initial stage of planning action research, in order to inform the theory, as well on engaging the participants in practicing with the use of EVS.