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Secondary Assessment - Assessment for Learning: Dances with Boys

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Self and peer assessments are the cornerstone of Assessment for Learning. In this programme, we look at an unusual but very appropriate application; dance.

Barking Academy and Specialist Sports College in east London has AFL as part of its development plan. The PE department takes this very seriously, integrating video playback technology into many activities.

Dance specialist Alex Lowe works on a warm-up routine with a group of boys, who later review their performance on video and repeat the work.

They comment on the value of the exercise in understanding and correcting their own performance whilst Alex highlights some of the dangers of peer assessment and the need to prepare pupils beforehand.

We then see the class move on to rehearse a longer sequence based on the political ballet, Swan Song?

More systematic, written self and peer assessment work helps them develop an understanding of their own bodies and movements as well as developing their critical skills as an audience.

Part of the series: Primary Middle Managers

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