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Reshaping Assessment for Inquiry Learning

This seminar is right for you if: You are a Primary to Year 10 Classroom Teacher.


ISV Seminar Room 


Independent Schools Victoria40 Rosslyn StreetWest Melbourne VIC 3003 


Thursday, 24 October 2019 – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm 


$295 – Member Schools Price (excl. GST)

$420 – Standard Price (excl. GST)


Program Description: 

Inquiry learning has been accepted for over 100 years as one of the most powerful ways to develop knowledge, critical and creative thinking, and cross-disciplinary skills. However, inquiry is often criticized for its lack of rigour. Rigour does not mean ‘hard’; it means assessment that is clear to students, teachers and the wider community. Rigorous assessment develops, and depends on, assessment capable teachers and students. This one-day workshop introduces teachers to a method of planning valid and reliable assessment using concepts as the driving element. This way of thinking about assessment aligns with national achievement standards and becomes an integral part of learning and teaching from the initial planning of a unit through to reporting. 

Learning Outcomes: 

Participants will explore the significance of command terms, developmental rubrics based on well-researched taxonomies, including SOLO and Dreyfus, and ‘hexagonal learning’. 

Presenter Information – Marcia Behrenbruch 

Marcia Behrenbruch has over 30 years’ experience in primary and secondary education. She has lived and worked in Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, Vietnam and Singapore. In addition to international school experience, Marcia worked for the International Baccalaureate (IB) as Head of Global Professional Development for the Primary Years Programme and as Head of School Services, supporting the IB continuum of international education from 3 to 19 years of age. She completed her Bachelor of Science (Honours) at the University of British Columbia in Canada, her Bachelor of Education and Masters at Monash University in Melbourne, and her Doctorate at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Marcia’s book Dancing in the Light: Essential elements for an inquiry classroom is on the reading list for many universities worldwide.