This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Vol 26, Issue 4, Author(s): Beverley Cooper and Bronwen Cowie, “Collaborative Research for Assessment for Learning“, Pages 979-986, Copyright Elsevier (May 2010).
This article reports on a collaborative research study regarding the practice and impacts of assessment for learning in science, geography and history classes.
Three secondary teachers and two university researchers participated in the study which was initiated by the teachers.
The research provides insights into how teachers and researchers can collaborate to develop a research and practice agenda.
The study illustrates the need for a dynamic interconnection between the personal, micro or school-related level and the macro or policy level factors.
The findings highlight the importance of external support, shared teacher knowledge and beliefs, professional experimentation, and shared reflection on student responses to classroom innovations.