Summit explores assessment in schools
Dubai, February 26, 2011
Gems Education, an education provider for K – 12, and Educational Initiatives (EI), a leader in the field of student assessment methods, hosted a seminar aimed at exploring changes in assessment patterns in Indian schools.
The full day seminar at the Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel and Towers provided a platform for sharing of views, insights and experiential learning by practising educators and researchers from the UAE as well as the GCC countries and India.
Educationalists from the CBSE Indian schools in the GCC and India discussed ways of improving the teaching and learning standards through assessment as well as fine-tuning current assessment methods.
“The Mckinsey report has clearly indicated that teachers are the most important resource in school improvement efforts,” said Sridhar Rajagopalan, managing director, Educational Initiatives.
“The assessment summit jointly organised by EI and Gems is a great opportunity for teachers, school leaders, researchers and educational specialists to come together to share best practices related to assessment and specifically CCE.”
“EI and Gems share the same philosophy of helping children learn with understanding and such interactive and activity oriented seminars will provide the platform for teacher empowerment and improvement in the region,” he added.
The plenary sessions witnessed principals sharing notes on the challenges as well as success in the implementation of the continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) as envisaged by the CBSE.
The summit focussed on actionables and translating different perspectives into practice with a roadmap for the HOW of implementing assessment.
"Assessments carried out with the right spirit and approach is a sure shot path to empowerment and school leadership has to be ever on the learning curve to ensure this,” said Dr Wasil, director, Gems Education. – TradeArabia News Service