Teacher-led Learning Circles for Formative Assessment – Teachers gather for a fifth workshop in Côte d’Ivoire

published 10 April 2023 updated 15 May 2023

Following the network event held in early March, the Teacher-led Learning Circles for Formative Assessment project in Côte d'Ivoire held its fifth workshops in circles across the country on the 29th of March 2023.

Across the three learning circles in Côte d'Ivoire, participants were welcomed before being asked to tell the rest of their circles a small success story from their day. The participants were consequently reminded by facilitators of the common principles they had agreed upon in the previous sessions that had helped the circles build a common ground.

Having started in October 2022, the project is in an advanced phase in Côte d'Ivoire. As a result, the focus of the fifth workshop within the three learning circles was to reflect on what teachers had learnt about formative assessment and leadership through their participation in the project.

The reflection was done by discussing what evidence teachers could include in the portfolios that must be completed as a part of the project. These portfolios provide teachers with a space to express what was learnt as part of the project. The key learnings included in these portfolios can then be discussed among peers. As a result, a further point of reflection in the fifth session was asking teachers to speak about how to network with colleagues to share the knowledge gained through their participation in Learning Circles.

The activities were reported by national researcher, Professor Claude Koutou, to have gone particularly well, with all participants present and engaged in the learning circles.

Photos from Workshop 5 in Côte d'Ivoire are available here.

Want to find out more? Continue to keep up to date with the project in Côte d'Ivoire and across our six other project countries by visiting our dedicated project page.