Course Introduction

Misinformation is everywhere. From fake news to competing perspectives, finding truth in this new world has become more complex. Students need to test and interrogate information for themselves or risk being told what to think and do. As we face the future, nurturing evaluative students will help students make the best decisions possible.

Course Overview

In this course, you’ll explore strategies to help students build their capacity for evaluative questioning.

    1. Welcome & course information

    2. Download the resources

    1. Evaluative questioning

    1. Introduction

    2. Worked example

    3. Activity

    1. Introduction

    2. Worked example

    3. Activity

    1. Introduction

    2. Worked example

    3. Activity

    1. Strategies

    2. Activity

    3. Feedback

    4. Congratulations & next steps

About this course

  • Free
  • 16 lessons

NESA Accredited

Completing Nurturing Evaluative Students 2: Evaluative Questioning will contribute 1 hour and 30 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/EYLF addressing Standard Descriptor(s) 3.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Meet your instructor

Rydr Tracy is an education executive and Creatable’s Head of Education Transformation. He worked in senior roles across the NSW Department of Education, having led the Futures Learning Unit & coordinated the Strategic Priorities for the Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation (CESE). He is passionate about evaluation & building teacher capacity.

Why being evaluative is important

Traditionally confined to formal work by evaluation professionals, evaluative skills are becoming universally relevant for students as a critical skill for the future of work. Creatable has drawn on existing research into evaluation to underpin this course, and highlight the shared value of evaluative thinking across education and industry settings. You'll be able to download our Evaluative White Paper from inside the course.
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How to measure evaluative skills in students

Before diving into nurturing evaluative students, it is important to establish a baseline of where student abilities presently lie. Creatable’s rubric articulates each aspect of evaluation in detail, so that you can understand current strengths and limitations before applying the learnings from this course. You'll be able to download the Rubric from inside the course.
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“The content was clear & relevant for my role, the activities were engaging & the design was polished.”

Evaluation Capacity Building Lead, NSW Department of Education

“It's clear & concise. The structure provides worked examples, feedback to show improvement & then allows us to apply that learning for ourselves.”

Education Consultant, Association of Independent Schools of NSW

“The method of delivery was engaging & unique.”

Education Officer, Catholic Education Diocese of Bathurst

“Practically perfect. These courses were useful and full of practical applications and examples. It gave all the academic research but didn’t leave teachers to figure out how to implement it. It was focused heavily on implementation which I appreciated.”