Creating effective learning guides and assessment tools

 This is not an event notice, but an example of a specific programme we have recently offered. If you would like something similar for your school, please contact us to speak with an advisor.


Length : 30 hours

learn 01Format : four days of five hours per day, plus four sessions of 2.5 hours of monitoring and follow-up spread over the rest of the semester.

Venue : at the British University of Chile or at one of the eight branches of the British University located throughout Santiago or at your site

Funding : SENCE-eligible, Ley SEP-eligible, FAEP-eligible

Audience : municipal and state-supported (“subvencionado”) schools which follow the Chilean national curriculum and which use Ministry of Education (MinEduc) supplied materials. This programme is usually delivered in Spanish so as to include all teachers in the school.

Objectives : To prepare and develop effective learning guides for the use of MinEduc-supplied materials, rather than merely reading them, through which students can also increasingly take responsibility for their own learning. At the same time, to create and develop cross-curricular assessment instruments, based on developing learning-skills and competencies, for all areas of Chile´s secondary education curriculum.

Methodology : Participants are divided into groups of maximum 15 members with a mix of experience, levels and subjects taught. Contents are explored in the following order :

  • development of learning guides (10 hours)
  • creation of  assessment tools (10 hours)
  • monitoring and follow-up (10 hours)

Sessions are both dynamic and reflective of the needs of group members. The first 10 hours are devoted to the creation and development of learning guides through activities such as groupwork and pairwork, individual and group presentations of different interactive activities and assigned tasks. All this is based on the better use of the curricular materials provided by MinEduc.

learn 03The next 10 hours are focussed on creating assessment tools for the acquisition and development of skills and competencies, using various activities such as groupwork, pairwork, oral presentations and other interactive activities. Finally, group members present their learning guides and the corresponding assessment instruments to their colleagues.

The final 10 hours are devoted to the monitoring of the effectiveness of the above learning-guides and assessment instruments. This monitoring is guided by staff from the British University of Chile, and reviewed in the four sessions, so as to discuss the results and to implement improved methods of learning and assessment for Chile´s secondary education curriculum.

Please check back for the Spanish version and for participant evaluations.

If you would like something similar for your school, please contact us to speak with an advisor.