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Assessment of key competencies, literacy and numeracy: Can these be combined?

Yvonne Smith, Keryn Davis, and Sue Molloy

In this article, Yvonne, a junior school teacher, describes how she decided to explore how key competencies could be integrated into the daily programme, and assessed, without creating extra workload for teachers. The article outlines how, with support from Keryn and Sue, Yvonne developed a way in which she could document the learning of key competencies and the learning of the subject-related learning areas at the same time. She recognises that the two go together like "clasped hands with the fingers entwined", and this leads her to "split-screen" pedagogy and analysis of the learning. Examples are included, and responses from parent interviews are added.


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