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The IATEFL Testing and Evaluation Special Interest Group and the Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment, University of Bedfordshire are very happy to announce a 2-day IATEFL TEASIG seminar at the University of Bedforshire in Luton, UK, on 28 & 29 October 2017.

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When: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Where: University of Bedforshire
Luton
United Kingdom
Contact: Tony Green, Director, CRELLA

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The IATEFL Testing and Evaluation Special Interest Group and the Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment, University of Bedfordshire are very happy to announce a 2-day IATEFL TEASIG seminar at the University of Bedforshire in Luton, UK, on 28 & 29 October 2017.


Assessment can have transformational effects on learning. Effective assessment underpins language learning, but poor assessment practices can reduce motivation and undermine the curriculum. Teachers are being asked to take more and more responsibility for assessing learners and urgently need to develop expertise in assessment. Yet surveys and experience have repeatedly shown that their knowledge and skills in this critical area fall well short of what is needed. This is hardly surprising because assessment, if included at all in teacher training programmes, is often treated as an afterthought: the final chapter in the book and the last module of the course.

This two-day seminar will focus on teachers and the uses of assessment in the classroom. With plenaries from the leading voices in this field, we will bring together cutting-edge theoretical insights and examples of implementation in a range of educational settings. Participants will take away practical suggestions for their classrooms as well as new perspectives on the issues they face every day in their working contexts.

The event will take place within the context of the Teachers Assessment Literacy Enhancement – TALE Project supported by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. This project is developing training materials for teachers that can be used within training programmes, or through self-access. Participants will have the chance to explore and comment on pilot versions of the courses on offer.

Plenary speakers will be: 
John Field, The University of Bedfordshire, UK
Lynda Taylor, Independent Consultant, UK
Thom Kiddle, NILE, UK
Anthony Green, The University of Bedfordshire, UK

 
Call for Papers

We welcome proposals from language teachers and researchers working in assessment, as well as practitioners of assessment literacy, to come and share their practical experiences with learners and of training and supporting teachers to make effective use of assessment. We aim to build a cooperative environment where we can all work together to improve our testing and assessment practices. Proposals must be be received by midnight (UK local time) on 30 June 2017.

Please remember that the deadline for proposals is 30 June 2017. Click on these links for the Call for Papers and the Speaker Proposal form detailing the whole event, or go to https://tea.iatefl.org/upcoming-teasig-events
 
Please feel free to circulate this to colleagues who you think might be interested.

Online registration is now open at: https://secure.iatefl.org/events/step1.php?event_id=118  

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the event as presenters and delegates.

Mehtap Ince IATEFL TEA SIG Events Coordinator
Judith Mader and Neil Bullock Joint TEA SIG Coordinators
Tony Green, Director, CRELLA


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