New Directions in Japan

New Directions in Japan

Listen to information and talking points pertinent to the New Directions Conference in Yokohama, Japan in December 2019. Brought to you by the British Council’s East Asia Assessment Solutions Team!

Episodes

December 13, 2019 1 min
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In the second of our podcast specials, Dr. Dunlea from the British Council’s Assessment Research Group, has kindly stopped by to talk about the standards and framework symposium he is participating in on the morning of the 8th December in Yokohama.
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Returning to EAAST’s Assessment Solutions Consultants this time, Jonathan Dixon talks about the difference between formative and summative assessment and their implementation in classroom evaluations of learners. This one will be of great interest to teachers particularly.
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In this very special podcast, we welcome our first esteemed guest speaker, Dr. Mikako Nishikawa from Kyoto University, who has kindly agreed to talk all about the pre-conference eye-tracking colloquium on the 7th December.
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In the longest episode yet, Chris Redmond answers a few common questions about test preparation usually asked when he gives workshops or presentations to teachers and students on the subject. The answers he gives are thoughtful and very sensible, unlike the person who introduces him....
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In this episode, another Assessment Solutions Consultant from EAAST, Neil Ryder, will talk about why it is important to know the needs of your trainees before you actually train them. Neil details the useful steps he takes to ensure that his training content suits his audience’s needs.
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In this episode, we hear once more from Johnathan Cruise about images in testing. This time, Johnathan talks about why he feels test developers need to be more visually literate if they want tests to be fair to the test taker.
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In this podcast, we hear once more from Chris Redmond as he shares a couple of rewarding training and assessment literacy work experiences he has been involved in as an Assessment Solutions Consultant with EAAST across the East Asia region.
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In this episode, we present the full unedited version on the location of this year’s conference from Neil Stead, the Project Manager for New Directions 2019. Neil gives a helpful description of Yokohama and the hotel where the conference will be held. An invaluable guide from someone who lives and works there!
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In this episode, Will Bayliss, another Assessment Solutions Consultant from EAAST, will explain the differences in working as an assessment consultant to that of being teacher, using his own experiences in both professions.
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In this podcast, Johnathan Cruise talks briefly about images used in tests and some of the methodology that has been used in fairly recent validation studies. Brief mention is also given to his own talk at New Directions, which is an investigation into the efficacy of visual stimuli used in computer-based speaking tests and the affective factors on test-takers.
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Welcome to our first podcast! This is the first in a series of short podcasts for the New Directions in Yokohama conference on the 8th and 9th December. We will be talking about issues on and around the event theme. We hope this will give you a small taste for what’s to come at New Directions.
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In this podcast, we once again hear the mellifluous tones of Assessment Solutions Consultant, Chris Redmond from EAAST, as he explains why the understanding of assessment literacy concepts is important to those who work in education and assessment.
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Have you ever wondered what it’s like for presenters at international conference? Chris Redmond, an Assessment Solutions Consultant from EAAST, tells all...
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