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Assessment that Recognises Cultural Difference: A European Perspective

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Seamus Heaney Theatre

Cregan Library

DCU St Patrick's Campus

Dublin Drumcondra Rd Upper

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Classroom Assessment that Recognises Cultural Difference A European Perspective Introduction and Background Immigration has dramatically inc

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Classroom Assessment that Recognises Cultural Difference

A European Perspective

Introduction and Background

Immigration has dramatically increased in recent years and meeting and satisfying the demands of a diverse multicultural classroom is taxing educators at all levels of the educational spectrum as well as across Europe and internationally. The effects can be particularly significant when assessment tests knowledge, competence and ability at a point of transition which determines future life path or a rite of passage. 

Towards equity in education, this one day conference (derived from a three year Erasmus+ Project titled: Aiding Culturally Responsive Assessment in Schools - ACRAS) consists of a series of research papers, workshops and resources for the enhancement of assessment strategies and supports for migration background students.

The conference is free to attend and will be of interest to teachers, principals, teacher educators, researchers, Initial Teacher Education students/institutions as well as ministries and directorates of Education.

The conference organising committee (School of Education - The Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria; EQI, School of Policy and Practice, DCU Institute of Education, Ireland; Department of Teacher Education and School Research - University of Oslo, Norway; Department of Education, Cankiri Karatekin University, Turkey) look forward to welcoming you to the event.

Agenda

09.45 -  10.30

Registration

10.30 -  11.30

Master of Ceremonies

Professor Gerry McNamara -   Dublin City University, Ireland

Welcome Address

Professor Brian McGraith  -  President, Dublin City University, Ireland

The increasingly central importance of Classroom Assessment that Recognises Cultural Difference

Dr Martin Brown - ACRAS Project coordinator, EQI, School of Policy and Practice, DCU Institute of Education, Ireland

11.30 - 11.45

Refreshments

11.45 -  13.30

Opportunities and good practice in a culturally diverse school

Fionnuala NíChaisil and Ciara Ryan, Luttrellstown Community College, Ireland

What research in the field tells us about assessment with and for Migration Background Students

Dr Guri Nortvedt  - Department for Teacher Education and School Research, University of Oslo, Norway

What ACRAS surveys of school leaders in Austria, Ireland, Norway tell us about assessment with and for Migration Background Students in their schools

Professor Funda Nayir - Cankiri Karatekin University, Turkey

What ACRAS case studies in Austrian, Irish, Norwegian and Turkish schools tell us about assessment with and for Migration Background Students in their schools

Professors Herbert Altrichter, Barbara Herzog Punzinberger and Magdalena Fellner  - Johannes Kepler University, Austria

Towards clarity on Culturally Responsive Assessment Practices - A Conceptual Framework

Dr Denise Burns and Professor Joe O'Hara - EQI, The Centre for Evaluation, Quality and Inspection, DCU Institute of Education, Ireland

13.30 - 13.45

Questions and Answers from the audience to the ACRAS team

13.45  -  14.00

Closing and moving forward

Dr Martin Brown - ACRAS Project coordinator, EQI, School of Policy and Practice, DCU Institute of Education, Ireland

14.00 - 14.45

Lunch

Practitioner Workshops 

14.45 - 16.00

Participants have the option of attending two 40 minute workshops that are repeated on two separate occasions

1) A training module and online course on Culturally Responsive Assessment Practices for Higher Education Institutions - Dr Martin Brown, EQI, School of Policy and Practice, DCU Institute of Education, Ireland and Magdalena Fellner - Johannes Kepler University, Austria

2) A toolkit to enhance Culturally Responsive Assessment Practices in Schools 

Professor Joe O'Hara and Dr Denise Burns and Professor Joe O'Hara - EQI, DCU Institute of Education, Ireland

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DCU St Patrick's Campus

Dublin Drumcondra Rd Upper

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