Assessment for, as, and of learning can all be done while learning outside. The primary purpose of assessment and evaluation is to improve student learning (Ontario Science and Technology Curriculum grades 1-8, 2007, p. 21). Since inquiry-based and experiential-based learning that readily occurs outdoors stimulates student learning by direct involvement, assessment for and as learning naturally occurs. Using the questions, students ask and the interaction between teacher and student exploring together, learning goals and success criteria can be developed. Assessment of learning can also occur as teachers use a variety of observations and activities to evaluate achievement of overall expectations.
This resource was created by a team of Kindergarten educators to help educators to develop the skills and attitudes for students in the Early Years to become problem solvers and innovators. The... read more
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ExploreLearning's interactive online inquiry-based simulations, Gizmos, are a perfect solution for schools looking for ways to enhance their STEM curriculum and build 21st century skills for... read more