Kari Smith

Kari Smith

University of Bergen, Department of Education
Norway

Kari Smith’s (Professor, Ph.D.) main research interests are teacher education, professional development, mentoring novice teachers and assessment for and of learning.
She worked as a school teacher for 18 years, before she became a teacher educator. She has recently completed 7 years as the Head of Teacher Education at the University of Bergen, and is currently the Head of the Board of Directors for the Norwegian National Research School in Teacher Education. She is the founder and Head of the research group; Professionalism in Teaching.
Prof. Smith is active in the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction (EARLI), previously as the Coordinator for the Assessment and Evaluation SIG (1) and currently as the Coordinator for Teaching and Teacher Education SIG 11.
Prof. Smith has published numerous articles, book chapters and books. She has given invited talks in Australia, New Zealand, China, USA, Dubai, Korea, Singapore, South America, Europe, Israel and Norway.

  REASONS I’M A MEMBER OF THE TEAM:

I am one of the Coordinators of the European Team.

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TITLE OF PRESENTATION:
Teachers, Leaders and Local Authorities
Learning together about Assessment-for-Learning (AfL)

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Introducing educational changes is a difficult process which involves multiple actors, such as teachers, school leaders, and policy makers. A common process is that changes are decided by policy makers and translated into steering documents. These go out to schools where leaders are responsible for ensuring that the changes are put into practice by teachers. The objective of this paper is to present a small study which examines the learning processes of teachers and school leaders, the local authorities’ representative, and project leader in a continuous professional development (CPD) project aimed at developing an assessment for learning (AfL) culture in five secondary schools in Norway.

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Citation:
Fifth International Symposium on Assessment for Learning (April, 2014).
     Website International Symposium on Classroom Assessment.
     Accessed at: http://assessment4learning.com/