Active Learning Through Formative Assessment

Active Learning Through Formative Assessment

Central to the whole process of using assessment for (and as) learning is the way in which pupils become involved in all learning and assessment processes: the explanations and classroom examples in this book demonstrate why and how to do ...

Author: Shirley Clarke

Publisher: Hodder Murray

ISBN: 0340974451

Category: Education

Page: 172

View: 889

"Shirley Clarke's latest book, following her hugely popular Formative Assessment in Action (2005), puts formative assessment within the context of active learning - maximising pupil engagement, effective dialogue and reflective thinking - and is packed with practical advice and examples from early years to secondary, across all subjects. Central to the whole process of using assessment for (and as) learning is the way in which pupils become involved in all learning and assessment processes: the explanations and classroom examples in this book demonstrate why and how to do it. Drawn from across the age range, and all subjects, they exemplify effective learning objectives, clear success criteria, talk partner techniques, effective questioning, quality discussion with pupils, and self- and peer evaluation of work. New themes include how to develop a growth mindset, so that pupils enjoy challenge rather than avoid it for fear of failure; how popular strategies such as thinking skills and building learning power complement formative assessment; advice on current national expectations for summative assessment; and planning with key skills. Shirley also explains how to set up your own action research learning team in an individual school, a cluster of schools or any other educational setting and how best to support classroom teachers in their journey through the culture and practice of formative assessment. Down to earth, practical and direct, this book gives busy teachers the essential 'how to' information they need, with clear principles and theory to underpin the wealth of practical advice and examples."--Publisher's website.
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Enhancing Teaching and Learning through Assessment

Enhancing Teaching and Learning through Assessment

Each phase of this project progressed through a systematic action research spiral
of planning, acting, observing and reflecting (Carr & Kemmis, 1986). Planning
was the stage when active learning strategies and formative assessment were ...

Author: Steve Frankland

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402062254

Category: Education

Page: 496

View: 957

Assessment is the daily life of a teacher; designing plans, setting questions, giving feedback and grading are all activities that teachers undertake on a regular basis. This book provides a practical guide on the effective use of assessment. It includes the use of assessment tools and pedagogical design that help students deepen their learning. Major issues on assessment and some excellent examples are presented as a useful resource to university teachers in enhancing teaching and students' learning.
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Enhancing Learning Through Formative Assessment and Feedback

Enhancing Learning Through Formative Assessment and Feedback

D. Ross, and B. Smith, Enhancing Student Learning Through Effective Forma-
tive Feedback, York, HE Academy, pp. 3–14. Nicol, D. and Macfarlane-Dick, D. (
2006) 'Formative assessment and self- regulated learning: a model and seven
principles of good ... the development of departmental assessment strategies and
learner-centred assessment practices', Active Learning in Higher Education, Vol.

Author: Alastair Irons

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134152087

Category: Education

Page: 174

View: 709

This book is based on the argument that detailed and developmental formative feedback is the single most useful thing teachers can do for students. It helps to clarify the expectations of higher education and assist all students to achieve their potential. This book promotes student learning through formative assessment and feedback, which: enables self-assessment and reflection in learning encourages teacher-student dialogue helps clarify what is good performance provides students with quality information to help improve their learning encourages motivation and self-confidence in students aids the teacher in shaping teaching Underpinned by the relevant theory, the practical advice and examples in this book directly address the issues of how to motivate students to engage in formative assessment effectively and shows teachers how they can provide further useful formative feedback.
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Developing Active Learning in the Primary Classroom

Developing Active Learning in the Primary Classroom

Torrance, H. and Pryor, J. (1998) Investigating Formative Assessment: Teaching,
Learning and Assessment in the Classroom. Maidenhead: Open ... London:
Continuum. Clarke, C. (2008) Active Learning through Formative Assessment.

Author: Anitra Vickery

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446287217

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 500

Establishing an effective learning environment in the classroom requires a clear understanding of different teaching strategies that make children active participants in their own learning. This book explores a range of philosophies and strategies to develop active learning in primary education. It balances theory with practice to provide evidence-based guidance and suggestions for use in the classroom. Key topics include: Creating a supportive learning environment Developing the questioning skills of teachers and children Learning through assessment Developing thinking skills through curriculum subjects Active learning in early years education Philosophy for Children (P4C) Frameworks to promote thinking This is essential reading for professional studies modules on primary initial teacher education courses, including university-based (PGCE, PGDE, BA QTS, BEd), school-based (SCITT, School Direct) and employment-based routes into teaching. It also serves as a handbook for schools that are developing their approaches to active learning. Anitra Vickery works as senior lecturer in primary mathematics education and the Professional Studies Coordinator at Bath Spa University.
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Formative Assessment Strategies for Enhanced Learning in Science K 8

Formative Assessment Strategies for Enhanced Learning in Science  K 8

Project choices provide options for learning that may be of greater of interest to
students than a standard approach for all. ... Edible Cell: Construct a cell model
using edible materials to represent the cell and its major organelles. ...
Information gained from formative assessments may lead to adjustable
assignments. ... STATIONS FOR ACTIvE LEARNING Stations are places around
the classroom ...

Author: Elizabeth Hammerman

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412962971

Category: Education

Page: 129

View: 354

Ideal for preservice and inservice teachers, this user-friendly resource demonstrates how to use formative assessments to guide instruction and evaluate student learning in standards-based science.
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Reflective Teaching in Further Adult and Vocational Education

Reflective Teaching in Further  Adult and Vocational Education

In focusing on assessment to support learning, we have drawn attention to the
complexity of the relationship between teaching, assessment and learning. We
have pointed ... —(2008) Active Learning through Formative Assessment.
London: ...

Author: Margaret Gregson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781780936659

Category: Education

Page: 416

View: 501

Reflective Teaching in Further, Adult and Vocational Education is the definitive textbook for reflective professionals in further, adult and vocational education, drawing on the experience of the author team and the latest research, including that of the Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) findings. It offers extensive support for trainee and practising teachers in further, adult and vocational settings, for both practice-based training and career-long professionalism. Now in its fourth edition, written by a collaborative author team of further, adult and vocational education experts led by Yvonne Hillier and Margaret Gregson, Reflective Teaching in Further, Adult and Vocational Education offers two levels of support: - practical guidance for practitioner success with a focus on the key issues including individual and collaborative approaches to reflective practice, a systematic approach to educational improvement based upon Joint Practice Development; and - evidence-informed 'principles' to aid understanding of how theories can effectively inform teaching practices and offer ways to develop deeper understanding of effective practices. The new edition is also enhanced by improved navigation and updated pedagogical features, including a revised chapter structure and text design, all-new case studies, activities, figures and diagrams. The team includes: Margaret Gregson (University of Sunderland, UK) | Yvonne Hillier (University of Brighton, UK) | Gert Biesta (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg) | Sam Duncan (Institute of Education, University College London, UK) | Lawrence Nixon (University of Sunderland, UK) | Trish Spedding (University of Sunderland, UK) | Paul Wakeling (Havering Sixth Form College, UK) Reflective Teaching in Further, Adult and Vocational Education directly compliments and extends the chapters of this book. It has been designed to provide convenient access to key texts, working as a compact and portable library. The associated website, www.reflectiveteaching.co.uk offers supplementary resources including reflective activities, research briefings and advice on further readings. It also features a glossary of educational terms, links to useful websites and showcases examples of excellent research and practice. This book forms part of the Reflective Teaching series, edited by Andrew Pollard and Amy Pollard, offering support for reflective practice in early, primary, secondary, further, vocational, university and adult sectors of education.
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Reflective Teaching in Schools

Reflective Teaching in Schools

Clarke, S. (2001) Unlocking Formative Assessment: Practical Strategies for
Enhancing Pupils' Learning in the Primary Classroom. London: Hodder and
Stoughton. ... Clarke, S. (2008) Active Learning through Formative Assessment.
London: ...

Author: Andrew Pollard

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350032958

Category: Education

Page: 624

View: 219

The book you can trust to guide you through your teaching career, as the expert authors share tried and tested techniques in both primary and secondary settings. For this new edition Andrew Pollard has worked with the same core author team to bring you expert guidance from top practitioners, in the form of a text that is both cohesive and that continues to evolve to meet the needs of today's teachers. It is designed for trainees whether in universities or schools (such as School Direct, SCITT). Reflective Teaching in Schools uniquely provides two levels of support: - practical, evidence-based guidance on key classroom issues – including relationships, behaviour, curriculum planning, teaching strategies and assessment - evidence-informed 'principles' and 'concepts' to help you continue developing your skills. New to this edition: - 10 Lesson Study cases illustrate the impact this approach can have on classroom teaching, whether in a city Primary School or rural Secondary Academy - 10 Toolkit Evidence summaries based on the Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit cover topics like collaborative learning - New Reflective Activities and guidance on Key Readings at the end of each chapter - Updates to reflect recent changes in curriculum and assessment across the UK reflectiveteaching.co.uk provides a treasure trove of additional support. It now includes a new chapter on mentoring, a glossary to help decipher the difference between IEP and LAP, and much more.
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Outstanding Formative Assessment Culture and Practice

Outstanding Formative Assessment  Culture and Practice

The book is clearly structured around the ways in which teachers actually teach, with QR coded web video clips to illustrate key points in action.

Author: Shirley Clarke

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781471829482

Category: Study Aids

Page: 224

View: 778

Best-selling author Shirley Clarke provides a wealth of high quality ideas, practical strategies, classroom examples and whole-school case studies for teachers in primary and secondary schools. The most comprehensive of Shirley Clarke's titles includes extensive examples and realia, in full colour. The book is clearly structured around the ways in which teachers actually teach, with QR coded web video clips to illustrate key points in action. - Helps teachers create an environment for pupils to be active learners, constant reviewers and self-assessors - Ensures teachers start and finish lessons effectively by initially establishing their prior knowledge and capturing their interest and finally encouraging pupil reflection to find out what has been learnt and what still needs to be developed - Develops learning by helping children articulate their understanding and focusing on constant review and improvement - Focuses on whole-school development including lesson study, assessment policies and stories from outstanding schools Chapters include: 1. Laying the foundations 2. Effective starts to lessons 3. Developing the learning 4. Effective ends to lessons 5. Whole school development
Categories: Study Aids

Promoting Active Learning through the Flipped Classroom Model

Promoting Active Learning through the Flipped Classroom Model

Learning: Impact. on. Students'. Process. of. Learning. and. Faculty. Instructional.
Activities. ABSTRACT Dianna L. ... This process supports instructor development
and student buy-in while allowing for formative assessment of resources and ...

Author: Keengwe, Jared

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466649880

Category: Education

Page: 355

View: 765

"This book focuses on an in-depth assessment on strategies and instructional design practices appropriate for the flipped classroom model, highlighting the benefits, shortcoming, perceptions, and academic results of the flipped classroom model"--Provided by publisher.
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Outstanding Assessment for Learning in the Classroom

Outstanding Assessment for Learning in the Classroom

Clarke, S. (2008). Active Learning through Formative Assessment. London:
Hodder Education. Claxton, G. (2002). Building Learning Power. Bristol: TLO.
Cotton, K. (1988). Classroom Questioning, School Improvement Research Series
, p. 6.

Author: Jayne Bartlett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317509370

Category: Education

Page: 190

View: 410

The main feature of an outstanding lesson is that all students make progress. Taking the structure of a lesson as the starting point, this book demonstrates how assessment for learning can be used to enhance and support all aspects of the learning process. Including chapters on embedding assessment during each phase of the lesson, using assessment data to inform planning, questioning techniques and feedback, the book will help you to use assessment effectively to produce outstanding results. Packed full of practical strategies, this book shows you how you can make assessment meaningful in the classroom, directly impacting your students and creating a more autonomous learning environment. It is written specifically with the class teacher in mind and draws on a range of different examples across many subjects to deliver ideas that can be translated with ease to everyday teaching practices. With a strong focus on including assessment practices in the planning process to achieve outstanding results, this book covers: assessment for learning and an overview of the learning cycle practical teaching strategies and effective techniques to use in the classroom marking, feedback and using data to drive learning embedding assessment for learning in your classroom, department and school An effective guide for outstanding teaching and learning, this book offers an innovative approach and is packed full of practical exercises that are easy to apply in the classroom, proving essential reading for newly qualified and experienced teachers alike.
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Clarity in the Classroom

Clarity in the Classroom

This book is an essential resource for every teacher and administrator looking to support and enhance the learning opportunities for all students.

Author: Michael Absolum

Publisher: Portage & Main Press

ISBN: 9781553792611

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 440

The author, Michael Absolum, shows how building learning-focused relationships between teacher and student helps make "assessment for learning" principles work effectively. He does this by breaking down the bigger ideas of assessment into smaller parts that make it easy for educators to understand. Throughout the book, Absolum shares his ideas about the:* Nature of student learning; * Nature of the student/teacher relationship; * Skills that teachers need to support students; and* Skills that students need to learn. Originally written for a New Zealand readership, Clarity in the Classroom has been adapted for North American educators. This book is an essential resource for every teacher and administrator looking to support and enhance the learning opportunities for all students. The adaptions to the North American edition were done by James Gray, a vice-principal in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Meagan Mutchmor, a K-8 mathematics consultant for the Winnipeg School Division.
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The Formative Assessment Action Plan

The Formative Assessment Action Plan

Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher reveal how to create a failsafe assessment system that leads to purposeful lessons, clear indicators of student understanding, and forms of feedback that improve student performance. --from publisher ...

Author: Nancy Frey

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416611691

Category: Education

Page: 153

View: 188

Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher reveal how to create a failsafe assessment system that leads to purposeful lessons, clear indicators of student understanding, and forms of feedback that improve student performance. --from publisher description.
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Exploring Learning Teaching in Higher Education

Exploring Learning   Teaching in Higher Education

The focus of this book is on exploring effective strategies in higher education that promote meaningful learning and go beyond discipline boundaries, with a special emphasis on Subjectivity Learning, Refreshing Lecturing, Learning through ...

Author: Mang Li

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642553523

Category: Education

Page: 410

View: 142

The focus of this book is on exploring effective strategies in higher education that promote meaningful learning and go beyond discipline boundaries, with a special emphasis on Subjectivity Learning, Refreshing Lecturing, Learning through Construction, Learning through Transaction, Transformative Learning, Using Technology, and Assessment for Learning and Teaching in particular. The research collected in this book is all based on empirical studies and includes research methods and findings that will be of great interest to teachers and researchers in the area of higher education. The main benefit readers will derive from this book is a meaningful insight into what other teachers around the world are doing in higher education and what lessons they have learned, which will support them in their own teaching.
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Learning Through Storytelling in Higher Education

Learning Through Storytelling in Higher Education

Using Reflection and Experience to Improve Learning Maxine Alterio, Janice
McDrury ... of the task constant and allow the student to become gradually more
actively involved as competence and confidence increase. There is ... Such
dialogue can be demonstrated through use of formative as well as summative
assessment.

Author: Maxine Alterio

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135724092

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 507

Learning Through Storytelling in Higher Education explores ways of using storytelling as a teaching and learning tool. When storytelling is formalized in meaningful ways, it can capture everyday examples of practice and turn them into an opportunity to learn - encouraging both reflection, a deeper understanding of a topic and stimulating critical thinking skills. The technique can accommodate diverse cultural, emotional and experiential incidents, and may be used in many different contexts eg formal/informal; one-on-one/group setting. The authors outline the different models of storytelling and explain how to make use of this technique and encourage a 'storytelling culture' within the workplace or in tutorial sessions. Academic yet accessible, this book provides a new perspective on learning techniques and will be a great asset to any educator looking to improve reflective practice.
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Assessment for Learning in Higher Education

Assessment for Learning in Higher Education

formative value of marks or grades and ways of securing time and space for
formative activities. ... ideally using summative assessment to support learning
and ensuring that summative does not dominate formative assessment ... For a
task to be constructively aligned, that is, based on constructivist learning
principles, the course must also use active learning processes that enable
students to achieve the ...

Author: Liz McDowell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415586573

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 167

View: 802

"an invaluable guide for practitioners, quality assurors, university managers and students themselves who wish to better understand the importance of assessment for learning, and it will further scholarship in the field significantly." -Professor Sally Brown Assessment for Learning in Higher Education is a practical guide to Assessment for Learning (AfL); a term that has become internationally accepted in Higher Education and features in the learning and teaching strategies of many universities. It is also mandated by official bodies such as QAA in the UK. Many staff in Higher Education are uncertain about how to implement AfL, especially in times of increasingly constrained resources and this vital new guide provides solutions that make best use of assessment as a tool for learning. This book provides an important and accessible blend of practical examples of AfL in a variety of subject areas. The authors present practical, often small-scale and eminently 'do-able' ideas that will make its introduction achievable. It provides practical case examples both for new lecturers and more experienced staff who may be interested in embedding AfL principles and practice into their university teaching. AfL approaches go beyond minor adaptations to teaching practice, and signify a shift in the foundations of thinking about assessment. With this in mind there is guidance on the development of effective learning environments and communities through the use of: collaboration and dialogue authentic assessment formative assessment peer and self assessment student development for the long term innovative approaches to effective feedback . It provides helpful, realistic guidance backed up by relevant theory and is written in an accessible, jargon-free style, grounded in practical experience and brought to life via a wide range of illustrative examples and case studies. Assessment for Learning in Higher Education fills a vital gap in assessment literature and as AfL is increasingly on the Higher Education agenda, with the promotion of assessment as a tool for learning, this book will become an essential handbook to guide all academic practitioners.
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Using Formative Assessment to Differentiate Middle School Literacy Instruction

Using Formative Assessment to Differentiate Middle School Literacy Instruction

Embracing active learning goals, a core feature of typical formative assessment
models, also lifts achievement, particularly in the face of challenge (Grant &
Dweck, 2003). Therefore, Ms. Sue offered students the option of selecting their
own ...

Author: Leslie Laud

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452284095

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 938

Formative assessment and differentiated instruction made manageable We all recognize the countless benefits of differentiated instruction. The challenge is in its implementation. This start-to-finish guide will show you how through formative assessment and seven classroom-tested practices for maximizing student learning. Packed with vignettes, sample worksheets, and charts, this toolkit demonstrates how to: Establish new classroom norms Involve students in the use of assessment data and feedback to inform their next steps Clarify end-of-unit criteria to help map learning progression Apply assessment data to grouping students for tiered activities Differentiate assignments based on student readiness, characteristics, and interest
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Digital Simulations for Improving Education Learning Through Artificial Teaching Environments

Digital Simulations for Improving Education  Learning Through Artificial Teaching Environments

Learning Through Artificial Teaching Environments Gibson, David, Baek, Young
Kyun ... case-based scenarios will further immerse students in these worlds and
provide a platform for active learning. ... Formative assessment occurs within
each componentas each decision is carefully scrutinized and evaluated to insure
 ...

Author: Gibson, David

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605663234

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 540

View: 489

Contains research and current trends used in digital simulations of teaching, surveying the uses of games and simulations in teacher education.
Categories: Business & Economics

Transforming Teaching and Learning Through Data Driven Decision Making

Transforming Teaching and Learning Through Data Driven Decision Making

Each student's responses are submitted to answer the questions using a
handheld transmitter, called a “clicker. ... promote peer instruction, implement
question-driven instruction, use formative or summative assessments, and
implement problem-based learning instruction. Teachers also use classroom
response systems to maintain students' attention, promote active engagement,
promote collaboration ...

Author: Ellen B. Mandinach

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452279664

Category: Education

Page: 280

View: 341

Connect data and instruction to improve practice Gathering data and using it to inform instruction is a requirement for many schools, yet educators are not necessarily formally trained in how to do it. This book helps bridge the gap between classroom practice and the principles of educational psychology. Teachers will find cutting-edge advances in research and theory on human learning and teaching in an easily understood and transferable format. The text’s integrated model shows teachers, school leaders, and district administrators how to establish a data culture and transform quantitative and qualitative data into actionable knowledge based on: Assessment Statistics Instructional and differentiated psychology Classroom management
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Mathematics Formative Assessment

Mathematics Formative Assessment

Transform your mathematics instruction with this rich collection of formative assessment techniques Award-winning author Page Keeley and mathematics expert Cheryl Rose Tobey apply the successful format of Keeley’s best-selling Science ...

Author: Page Keeley

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412968126

Category: Education

Page: 234

View: 266

Transform your mathematics instruction with this rich collection of formative assessment techniques Award-winning author Page Keeley and mathematics expert Cheryl Rose Tobey apply the successful format of Keeley’s best-selling Science Formative Assessment to mathematics. They provide 75 formative assessment strategies and show teachers how to use them to inform instructional planning and better meet the needs of all students. Research shows that formative assessment has the power to significantly improve learning, and its many benefits include: Stimulation of metacognitive thinking Increased student engagement Insights into student thinking Development of a discourse community
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What Are They Thinking

What Are They Thinking

Promoting Elementary Learning Through Formative Assessment Page Keeley ...
science and science learning. During the elementary years, children are active
seekers, creators, and users of their own knowledge about the natural world.

Author: Page Keeley

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 9781938946653

Category: Education

Page: 226

View: 376

"Children are continually developing ideas and explanations about their natural world. … Some of these ideas are consistent with the science children are taught; others differ significantly from scientific explanations. Many of these ideas will follow students into adulthood if they remain hidden from the teacher and unresolved. The challenge for teachers is to find ways to elicit these ideas and then use appropriate strategies to move students’ learning forward.” —Page Keeley, author of the bestselling NSTA Press series Uncovering Student Ideas in Science You don’t have to become a mind reader to understand the ideas young students bring to science class. This collection will help you draw out and then recognize what students know—or think they know—about the natural world. What Are They Thinking? is a compendium of 30 “Formative Assessment Probes” columns from NSTA’s elementary journal Science and Children. Each chapter provides: • A sample formative assessment probe: a set of interesting questions that root out commonly held, often-mistaken ideas. Geared to elementary students, probe topics range from why you can see the Moon in the daytime to where water goes when it evaporates to what is or isn’t a rock. Your students’ answers to each probe will help you take a step back and figure out how to guide them from where they are conceptually to where they need to be. • Accompanying teacher notes: easy-to-grasp explanations and advice that tell you how to encourage evidence-based discussion and then monitor students’ understanding. • A bonus feature: a set of study group questions written especially for this compendium by award-winning author Page Keeley. So forget about acquiring psychic powers. Instead, turn to What Are They Thinking? to transform both your teaching and your students’ learning about science.
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