Your children are being understood comprehensively!
Your child can be assessed at all times during the learning process, even while teaching. This assessment can be treated as formative assessment. It may also be the most authentic form and students are not imposed with the added pressure of exams and marks.
In a ThinkRoom, students can be assessed not only on where they stand in their learning; the curriculum also provides opportunities to observe interesting aspects about them. The spaces for expressions have opportunities to observe the development of skills, dispositions and preferences in children. Observations and assessments can be made on a child’s overall development through the opportunities in the Studio.
Let us take an activity from a Class 4 Science Lesson, ‘Nature’s Kitchen’. In this Look Deep activity, the expected learning outcome is for the student to derive the meaning of ‘photosynthesis’. Apart from the learning outcome, two key skills can be observed from this activity.
The first is etymological skills i.e. understanding the origin of a word. This is important for reading comprehension. When students understand the meaning of photo, they are able to understand the definition of photosynthesis better. The activity also aims to build in students the skill of enhancing their vocabulary. They are encouraged to think about and share words among the class, and in the process would learn new words.
Hence, the Chrysalis ThinkRoom helps teachers to understand children more comprehensively, in order to make meaningful inferences on their knowledge, skills, dispositions and preferences.