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We offer a number of 2-hour modules that cover various aspects of Dynamic Assessment work, which are detailed below. Our most popular full-day course 'Rethink Learning using Dynamic Assessment' is a combination of some of the content covered in modules 1, 2, 3 and 4 and is delivered at various intervals throughout the year, both face-to-face and online. The specific dates are always advertised on our website. 

Rethink Learning using Dynamic Assessment (Please note that this course is a full day (6 hours))

In this workshop, we cover the fundamentals of dynamic assessment (DA), delve into the practical applications of mediated learning, and consider the Cognitive and Affective Learning Principles that are evident in children's learning. We also look at some materials used in DA, and consider issues relating to putting DA into practice, including feedback and report writing. Includes looking at video footage and real-life cases.

Dates currently available for bookings: 20 May 2024 (Manchester); 28 June 2024 (online), 11 July 2024 (London). Click on desired date above to take you directly to booking page.

For the following 2-hour modules, dates are arranged once a minimum quota of delegates is reached. To avoid paying for your course until a date is confirmed, click on the option of 'Manual payment' at checkout. You will not be charged. 

Module 1) Fundamentals of Dynamic Assessment (2 hours)

This covers the fundamentals of Dynamic Assessment in a unique way using our animation, film clips and group activities. We explore the rationale underlying dynamic assessment and how the approach draws on the ideas of developmental psychologists such as Lev Vygotsky, Reuven Feuerstein, and Carol Dweck. Click here to book.

Module 2) Mediated Learning (2 hours)

We delve into the concept of ‘mediation’ or ‘mediated learning’, demonstrating its potential effectiveness as an approach to teaching and learning. We will break ‘mediated learning’ into 17 components, or ‘principles’, analyse video clips of mediated learning and gain a better understanding of how to put this powerful approach into practice. Click here to book.

Module 3) Cognitive and Affective Principles (2 hours)

On this course we consider how children learn, and which aspects of their behaviour should be observed, nurtured and developed. These are called Cognitive and Affective Learning Principles. We will look at some video clips to understand how best to analyse and intervene with these aspects of learning and emotion. Click here to book.

Module 4) Dynamic assessment and feedforward (2 hours)

In this module we examine how to move forward after using the dynamic assessment approach. A number of techniques are discussed that demonstrate how to set individual learning plans and set individual goals. Video clips from real cases are shown. Click here to book.

Module 5) How to use dynamic assessment with ‘off-the-shelf’ materials (2 hours)

For this module, we look at how you can use any kind of games, puzzles and problem-solving activities when doing dynamic assessment. While there are specific materials available for the use of DA, in this module we will demonstrate how there a number of games that could be used to explore a child’s learning. Video clips will show how this can be done. Click here to book.

Module 6) How to use dynamic assessment remotely (2 hours)

We will demonstrate how dynamic assessment can be implemented online, using the usual online platforms, like Teams, Zoom, remotely. A number of handy tips and strategies are provided so that you can begin to use DA in contexts where you are not able to work face-to-face with the child or young person. Click here to book.

Module 7) Dynamic assessment and the writing of Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) (2 hrs)

As the title suggests, this module looks at how you can use Dynamic Assessment when asked to provide professional advice for an EHCP. There are a number of considerations that should be made but the intention is to demonstrate that there are various options other than the use of standardised assessment when asked to contribute to an EHCP. Click here to book.

Module 8) Combining Dynamic assessment and video-enhanced feedback approaches (Please note that this module is a full day: 6 hours)

This workshop is designed to develop your existing skills in dynamic assessment, specifically through the means of using a video-enhanced feedback approach.  The digital feedback approach will be demonstrated as an effective means of feeding back the results of dynamic assessment in such a way that will promote the potential success of a subsequent intervention plan. Recent research evidence has highlighted that the use of video is considered best practice for feedback, and the developing use of approaches such as VIG and VERP are further evidence of the increasing popularity of such a method of digital feedback. This workshop will consider this unique combination of dynamic assessment and video-enhanced feedback using real-life case studies as a basis for practical activities. The training is suitable for those who have attended previous dynamic assessment training and who wish to develop their existing skills further using video and evidence-based outcomes. Click here to book.


The following 2 courses (full-day) cover specific areas (details below) rather than DA per se:

Working with bilingual, multilingual and EAL children (Please note that this course is a full day: 6 hours)

In this workshop, we look at some of the theory and concepts of bilingualism and multilingualism and EAL learning, consider some of the advantages and disadvantages of being raised bilingual according to the literature, and explore implications and practical issues for educational psychologists and related professionals who work with these groups of children and young people. Dates available: 12 July 2024 (London). For online course (date to be confirmed), click here to book.

Metacognition and how to create autonomous learners (Please note that this course is a full day: 6 hours)

We are delighted to be able to offer this workshop, delivered by the author of "How to Create Autonomous Learners", Dr Taryn Moir.  This workshop uses the textbook as a focus to outline the theory, practice and the implementation of evidence-based approaches to develop essential metacognitive and self-study skills. The workshop explains how to get students, parents and partners on board and how to implement these ideas across a class, school, or consortium. Click here to book.

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