Guest Post by @TomBrush1982
So, what are core tasks? They are tasks that provide both teachers and pupils with an authentic context in which to teach and learn in each unit of work. Core tasks can be pitched or targeted at different levels of ability so that all pupils make progress. They allow pupils opportunities to demonstrate what they know, can do and understand in authentic contexts. The core tasks allow clear outcomes for pupils to achieve and for teachers to standardise, evaluate and assess against. The core tasks can be used throughout a unit of work. The task can be recorded at the start of a unit and then again throughout and at the end to provide an assessment opportunity for teachers to engage in dialogue with pupils. The core tasks provide a focus and in which to perform and gives the pupils something to visualise and compare their performance against. The core task provides the learners with an authentic context that is both challenging and differentiated. It provides a complete piece of work in which can be celebrated.
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