Itje Chodidjah holds her degree in English Education. She started her career as a teacher 41 years ago. Throughout her career in English education, she developed different expertise, among many others, in professional development and educational leadership. Her experience in TEYL teaching and training started in 1995 and with the support from British Council Indonesia Itje contributed her expertise in the Primary Innovation Project. She developed various curriculum and modules  for EYL teaching, teacher training, and trainer training. Other than Indonesia, her experience in training includes some other countries, such as Vietnam, Yemen, and the Philippines. She has served as the Executive Chair of the Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO since 2021.


Panel member: Assessment as learning enabler in teaching Young Learners 

Day 3 - Sunday 29 October - 13.45-15.00

With children learning English at ever younger ages, there comes a need to develop assessment that specifically targets the young learner population. Our panel of experts will discuss assessment as a learning enabler for young learners from a variety of perspectives:

Kyungia Ahn will focus on the way in which trends in assessing young learners have developed in Korea with a growing emphasis on assessment for learning and classroom-based assessment .

Itje Chodidjah‘s concern is also with classroom-based assessment and especially the importance learning objectives as determining the validity and reliability of the assessment for young learners. 

Ruth Horsfall will discuss the role of empowering learners and learner autonomy in the assessment process. She is particularly interested in how younger learners perceive the progress they make  in language learning and how seeing and understanding this progress can motivate and drive further learning. 

Jing Wei will bring a technology focus to the panel to discuss how technology can be harnessed to transform the landscape of young learner assessment. She is concerned with questions such as the use of technology to generate assessment contents in ways that were not possible previously.