Week four’s focus on assessment was really interesting; I enjoyed learning this very practical side of P.E.
I think that having Pre-Assessment is a really effective way of diagnosing where students are at, and how to best support them in their learning journey. As well, having an idea of where everyone is at would help to differentiate more skilled and less skilled learners, to perhaps pair them up with each other in future lessons for extra support if need be.
Formative assessment can also be a team-building activity if it is done supportively through peer or self-assessment. In my experience of PE, I was rarely aware of being assessed, or even what skills were being assessed – I think that peer or self-assessment would grow student awareness as to their strengths and areas of potential growth.
I have a lot to learn about assessment in general, and I am looking forward to developing these aspects of my practice.