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Teachers often claim that they don't know how to assess their students when using Inquiry in their classes. Inquiry Based Learning aims at developing fundamental skills in students, that will lead them to a successful future. Because of this, more than assessing students for the individual pieces of knowledge that they retain, it becomes more meaningful to assess them for their development of Inquiry and 21st century skills. In PLATON we assess the development of Inquiry skills, the ability to relate the learning experiences in an interdisciplinary way and the so called 4C's of the 21st century skills: Critical thinking and problem solving, Collaboration, Communication and Creativity.

Bellow you can find a set of tools that will help you plan in advance your Inquiry classes along with the assessment tools that you will use to assess your students. Your students should know from the beginning how they will be assessed and which evidence you will be collecting from them.

These tools allow you to collect evidences in a regular basis throughout the activity and give constant and immediate feedback to your students. It will also allow you to adapt your methodology of teaching according to the progress of your students. The tools provided by PLATON are just a suggestion and a starting point for your practice, so bellow you can find a non-editable format and an editable one so that you can change and adapt it to your practice. We hope you find this useful. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at platon@nuclio.pt.



Assessment tools - guidelines

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PLATON is a two-year European project launched on September 2016. It aspires to provide teachers and school communities with a coherent teachers’ training framework which will update their current teaching practices. More particularly, PLATON aims to offer an open and innovative training framework to teachers of primary and secondary education which will focus on:

  • Promoting student-centred teaching approaches;
  • Promoting a holistic interdisciplinary approach;
  • Support the use of online educational tools;
  • Support the meaningful collaboration between teachers of the same school.



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