DA LEARNING RESOURCES
Dynamic Assessment is an innovative approach to supporting and assessing children aged 4+ who may be experiencing learning challenges. Alongside the BPS approved courses from Dynamic Assessment UK, we have provided a range of resources for you to download. Our team is based in the UK however the approach can be used in any educational setting.
LEARNING RESOURCES TO DOWNLOAD
The practical resources listed below are designed to aid you in carrying out this collaborative and flexible form of assessment. From games suitable for a variety of ages, to learning profiles and checklists, you will have the tools required to make DA successful in your environment.
GAMES & RESOURCES
Problem-solving games and resources that can be used when doing Dynamic Assessment. There are a variety of suggested games to suit children of all ages. The resource includes a link to YouTube that explains how each game can be played.
This file is a pdf of the coloured resources that accompanies the textbook "Improving Learning Through Dynamic Assessment" by Lauchlan and Carrigan, published by JKP. These illustrated resources are practical classroom tools, allowing children to be involved in the process of assessment through learning. Suitable for children aged 4+. An explanation of these materials – and how to use them - is provided in the book.
Blank learning profile available to download for use within a child assessment. The document allows you to consider areas that require further learning, along with strategies that can be used to aid the child's development.
CHECKLIST OF MEDIATED LEARNING PRINCIPLES
This is a blank checklist of Mediated Learning Principles that allows the assessor to record the precise mediated learning strategies that appear to account for positive change in the child’s learning. The checklist can also be used by the assessor to reflect upon their own mediated learning skills and areas for development.
CHECKLIST OF LEARNING PRINCIPLES (COGNITIVE AND AFFECTIVE/ EMOTIONAL)
A 2-page document. Page 1 provides a blank checklist that can be used during DA or classroom observation for noting the Cognitive Learning Principles; page 2 details the Affective (or emotional) Learning Principles.
“This training provided some practical examples of how to use dynamic assessment using a variety of tools. I would recommend this training to colleagues”