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LECTURE: Tom Morton, “Integrating assessment in CLIL”

Módulo VI-bis – 312
Monday November 16, 2015, 17:00-18:30.

Integrating assessment in CLIL

Thomas Morton,
Birkbeck, University of London, UK

This seminar aims to raise awareness of the need to not only integrate content and language in CLIL, but to also integrate assessment, with ‘constructive alignment’ (Biggs & Tang 2011) between intended learning outcomes, teaching and learning activities, and assessment tasks. A framework for a genre-based approach to integrating assessment in CLIL will be introduced (Llinares, Morton & Whittaker 2012). Participants will also be introduced to procedures for designing CLIL units in which assessment is fully integrated, based on principles of ‘Backward Design’ (Wiggins & McTighe 2005). The importance for CLIL of using a wide range of authentic assessment methods will be highlighted, and there will be a focus on ‘assessment for learning’ (Black & Wilian 1998), particularly on how it can be integrated into everyday teaching practices, including the micro-level of classroom interaction. Participants will have the opportunity to evaluate and try out the ideas presented using practical examples.

The lecture is organized within the 5th Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) Research Seminar.