Wednesday 27 May 2015

Primary Professional Development

On Tuesday 26 May, academic staff from Buckley House and Plenty Campus worked with David Hornsby, a leading educational academic and expert.

David is in demand as an education consultant in schools and in conference centres across Australia and in many parts of the world. He has completed lecture tours in the USA and the UK, and has also worked with teachers in China, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malta, New Zealand and Singapore.

The workshop focused on developing sound assessment strategies in reading. David expertly guided staff on how to view mistakes (miscues) in a students’ reading behaviour. These miscues lead to analysis of ‘miscue patterns’ and inform the direction of future teaching for the student, creating a teacher’s capacity to effectively meet their learning needs. This form of assessment is highly specialised and an extremely powerful teaching and learning tool.