Dynamic Assessment (DA) refers to “an assessment of thinking, perception, learning, and problem solving by an active teaching process aimed at modifying cognitive functioning” (Tzuriel, 2001). DA differs from conventional static tests in regard to its goals, processes, instruments, test situation, and interpretation of results.
DA is a technique that has made more and more appearance in contemporary psychology literature. It is a technique that differs much from traditional standardized assessment in that it seeks to understand the learner’s abilities by supporting learning development rather than identify where the individual is currently (click to show comparison table). The assessment is a product of Lev Vygotsky’s research in the 1930s. Dynamic assessment is also used in the fields of education and speech pathology to assess children’s learning potential and capabilities. It has been applied in a wide variety of testing contexts and populations, including socially disadvantaged children, persons with mental retardation, deaf children, gifted disadvantaged children, penitentiary inmates, adults and children with learning difficulties, patients with brain damage, university students, preschool children, ethnic minorities, etc. It can also be applied in kindergarten, primary schools, and secondary schools.
This event is composed of two parts, including a 3-hour webinar and 2-day workshop. The webinar is titled “Mediated Learning and Cognitive Modifiability: Applications to Dynamic Assessment and Cognitive Intervention”. It introduces the theory of Structural Cognitive Modifiability and Mediated Learning Experience and the validation of these theories in studies of mother-child interactions. The effects of dynamic assessment in cognitive education programs will also be presented. The 2-day workshop is titled “Dynamic Assessment” and is held in face-to-face mode. It introduces the theoretical foundations of the DA approach and seven dynamic assessment tests. The participants would have hands-on practice using the tests in the workshop.
- The Theory of Structural Cognitive Modifiability (SCM) and Mediated Learning Experience (MLE)
- Different deficient cognitive functions
- Validation of SCM and MLE Theory in Studies of Mother-Child Interaction
- The effects of dynamic assessment in Cognitive Education Programs (Instrumental Enrichment, Peer Mediation with Young Children, Bright Start)
- The ways in applying dynamic assessment (DA) in young children (4-7 years old), since early educational decision may affect them in the future
- The theoretical foundations of the DA approach
- Seven dynamic assessment tests for young children, including
- The Children’s Analogical Thinking Modifiability (CATM) Test
- The Children’s Inferential Thinking Modifiability (CITM) Test
- Children’s Seriational Thinking Modifiability (CSTM) Test
- Analogical Modifiability Puzzle Test (AMPT)
- Children’s Conceptual and Perceptual Analogical Modifiability (CCPAM), Closed and Construction Analogies Versions
- The Cognitive Modifiability Battery (CMB): Assessment and Intervention
- The Seria-Think Instrument-Revised
Webinar - Mediated Learning and Cognitive Modifiability: Applications to Dynamic Assessment and Cognitive Intervention
Date: 30 April 2023 (SUN)
Time: 14:45 – 18:00 (HKT), UTC +8
Venue: Webinar via ZOOM
2-day workshop - Dynamic Assessment
Date:18 & 19 May 2023 (THU & FRI)
Time: 08:30 - 16:15 (HKT)
Venue: CUHK Campus
- Speech therapists, Speech therapy students
- Social workers
- Special education practitioners and parents
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Prof. David Tzuriel
Faculty of Education
Bar-Ilan University, Israel
|Organizer:||Speech and Hearing Social Enterprise Limited|
Department of Otorhinolaryngology,
Institute of Human Communicative Research, CUHK
Continuing Professional Development
Hong Kong Institute of Speech Therapists - please refer to Continuing Professional Development Framework (HKIST >>> Continuing Professional Development)
The Continuous Professional Development points to be granted by the professional bodies related to the event participants including speech therapists, psychologists, pediatricians, psychiatrists, social workers, occupational therapists, etc. will be confirmed later.
Biography of Speakers
Professor David Tzuriel is a clinical and educational psychologist who has much expertise and experience on dynamic assessment of learning potential. He has received his BA (Psychology and Education) and MA (Clinical Psychology) degrees at Bar Ilan University. His doctoral studies were with Peabody College of Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tenn.) in 1977 in Clinical Psychology. Part of his clinical practice was undertaken at the Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute (EPPI) in 1976.
He is currently Full Professor and Chairman of the School of Education at Bar Ilan University. He also holds affiliations with International Association for cognitive Education and Psychology (IACEP) being President-elect from 1997-1999 and President from 1999-2001. Professor Tzuriel hold both a teaching and research role at the university, with particular research interests in Dynamic Assessment for Learning Potential; Cognitive Education Programs – Development of Thinking Skills and PeerMediation for Young Children: Effects on Mediation Teaching Style and Cognitive Modifiability, just to name a few.
Professor Tzuriel has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals with over 30 articles on cognitive modifiability; presented at international conferences over 100 times and run over 40 workshops on Dynamic Assessment internationally for over 30 years. He has published 7 books on dynamic assessment, including:
-Haywood, H.C. & Tzuriel, D. (Eds.) (1992). Interactive Assessment, New York: Springer-Verlag.
-Tzuriel, D. (Ed.) (1992). Special issue: Mediated learning experience. Bisdeh Chemed (in Hebrew), Tel-Aviv: Religious Teachers Organization Press.
-Tzuriel, D. (1998). Cognitive modifiability: The dynamic assessment of learning potential (in Hebrew), Tel-Aviv: Sifriat Poalim.
-Tzuriel, D. (Ed.) (1999). Mediated learning experience: Theory, research, and applications (in Hebrew). Haifa: Ach Press, Oranim College, and the International Center for Enhancement of Learning Potential (ICELP).
-Tzuriel, D. (2001). Dynamic assessment of young children, New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Press.
-Tzuriel, D. (2004). La valutazione dinamica delle abilita cognitive. (In Italian) Milano: Erickson
-Tzuriel, D. (2021). Mediated Learning and Cognitive Modifiability, Springer International Publishing
Professor Tzuriel has also developed seven dynamic assessment tests and intervention programs based on these tests. The tests are mainly aimed at assessment but also at cognitive intervention for 4-7 years old children in the development of deficient cognitive functions. The tests include :
- The Children's Inferential Thinking Modifiability Test (CITM)
- The Children's Seriational Thinking Modifiability Test (CSTM)
- The Children's Analogical Thinking Modifiability Test (CATM)
- The Cognitive Modifiability Battery (CMB): Assessment and Intervention
- The Seria-Think Instrument
- The Children’s Conceptual and Perceptual Analogical Modifiability (CCPAM) Test--Closed and Construction Analogies
- The Windows Mental Rotation-Dynamic Assessment (WMR-DA)
Interested readers may browse https://faculty.biu.ac.il/~tzuried/CV.html#4 for more information about Professor Tzuriel.
Webinar Date: 30 April 2023 (Sunday)
|14:45 - 14:50||
|14:50 - 15:00||
Welcome Speech & SHSE introduction
|15:00 - 16:30||
-The Theory of Structural Cognitive Modifiability (SCM) and Mediated Learning Experience (MLE)
|16:30 - 16:40||
|16:40 - 18:00||
-Validation of the SCM and MLE Theory in Studies of Mother-Child Interactions
-Revealing the Effects of Dynamic Assessment in Cognitive Education Programs (Instrumental Enrichment, Peer Mediation with Young Children, Bright Start)
Workshop Day 1: 18 May 2023 (Thursday)
|08:20 - 08:30||
|08:30 - 12:30||
-Theoretical Introduction to Dynamic Assessment (DA)
|12:30 - 13:30||
|13:30 - 16:15||
-The Children’s Inferential Thinking Modifiability (CITM) Test
Workshop Day 2: 19 May 2023 (Friday)
|08:20 - 08:30||
|08:30 - 13:00||
-The Children’s Conceptual and Perceptual Analogical Modifiability (CCPAM) test
|13:00 - 14:00||
|14:00 - 16:15||
-The Seria-Think Instrument-Revised
Terms and Regulations
- All video or audio recordings, or using mobile devices for filming or photography is prohibited during the seminar.
- Contingency Plan in case of Bad Weather: If Typhoon Signal No. 3, Red, or Amber Rainstorm Signal is hoisted, the seminar will be held as scheduled. If Typhoon Signal No.8 or above, or Black Rainstorm Signal remains hoisted by 6:30 am on the event date or other unforeseeable circumstances, the seminar will be canceled. You will be informed of the re-scheduled arrangement by email in due course.