Date: Saturday, July 08, 2023 10:00 AM - Sunday, July 16, 2023 1:00 PM
Location: Tokyo・Osaka (Online Live)
Dr. Peter Gu

Classroom-Based Formative Assessment for EFL Teachers


Professor:  Dr. Peter Gu (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)

Credit hours:  1 credit hour

Schedule:  3-hour online Zoom sessions for four days

  • Saturday, July 8 from 10:00 to 13:00
  • Sunday, July 9 from 10:00 to 13:00
  • Saturday, July 15 from 10:00 to 13:00
  • Sunday, July 16 from 10:00 to 13:00

Students taking this seminar for credit must attend all four days.

This seminar will be conducted by 3-hour online Zoom sessions for four days: Saturday, July 8, Sunday, July 9, Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16 from 10:00 to 13:00 (JST).  Students taking this seminar for credit must attend all four days. Students can add/drop this seminar course by 14:00 on Saturday, July 8.

The pre sign-up (or course registration for those who are taking this seminar for credit) is required for anybody attending the public session on Saturday, July 8 from 10:00 to 13:00. The sign-up process must be completed through "Distinguished Lecturer Series Seminar Sign-Up Form" that is available on TUJ Grad Ed website. The sign-up deadline is Friday, July 7 at 12:00. The public session Zoom link will be provided to those people who completed the online sign-up (or course registration) process by 18:00 on Friday, July 7.

Formative assessment has been a buzzword for quite some time in the educational assessment literature. However, many teachers still find it hard to implement formative assessment in their classrooms. Likewise, it has been difficult for many researchers to operationalise formative assessment in an empirical study. 

In this weekend seminar, the instructor will delineate the boundaries of classroom-based formative assessment, and show how exactly formative assessment can be done in the EFL classroom. In addition to the What, Why, and How of formative assessment, the instructor will outline a validation framework for the evaluation of assessment qualities. The instructor will also use concrete examples to illustrate how contingent formative assessment can be studied. Both teachers and researchers will find the seminar useful.

Open to the Public

This seminar is open to the public, with first three hours for free.

How to attend the seminarSeminar Sign Up Form