Formative assessment and the Craft of Writing Framework: A response to Cremin and Twiner

Hegazy, Hind and Barton, Georgina ORCID: (2020) Formative assessment and the Craft of Writing Framework: A response to Cremin and Twiner. Literacy Learning: The Middle Years, 28 (3). pp. 14-18. ISSN 1320-5692

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The purpose of this short article is to respond to Teresa Cremin and Alison Twiner’s key paper titled The Craft of Writing Framework: Focusing on Feedback. The authors of this response consider the provocations of Cremin and Twiner in relation to reflexive feedback and the teaching of writing. We argue that effective formative assessment practices are needed rather than just a call for reflexive feedback. We share findings from a PhD study including a number of definitions and models of formative assessment. We also discuss the importance of embedding effective formative assessment practices in the classroom in order to improve writing practices and products. We then present more detailed suggestions as to how teachers might implement the Craft of Writing Framework alongside a range formative assessment practices, not just through teacher feedback.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions - Centre for Health Research (1 Apr 2020 -)
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2020 03:25
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2021 01:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cremin, Teresa; Twiner, Alison; The Craft of Writing Framework; writing teaching; formative assessment practices
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390402 Education assessment and evaluation
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9303 Curriculum > 930301 Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950202 Languages and Literacy
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160301 Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum

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