Assessing Media Education

A Resource Handbook for Educators and Administrators: Component 1: Measurement

Author: William Christ

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351575147

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

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The chapters included in this component of Assessing Media Education are intended for those who have already developed an assessment plan and identified key student learning outcomes, and who need more information on how to measure the outcomes both indirectly and directly.
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Assessing Media Education

A Resource Handbook for Educators and Administrators: Component 2: Case Studies

Author: William G. Christ

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136503862

Category: Education

Page: 108

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This component of Assessing Media Education is intended for those who would like to know how other schools have grappled with implementing assessment initiatives, and who have used assessment to improve their programs.
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Assessing Communication Education

A Handbook for Media, Speech, and Theatre Educators

Author: William G. Christ

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136689575

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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Designed as a handbook, this text provides media, speech (public speaking, interpersonal, small group, and organizational communication), and theatre educators with both the theoretical and practical ammunition to fight the assessment battles on their campuses. The philosophical implications of accountability are balanced with concrete, specific, and usable assessment strategies. Stressing student, faculty, course, program, department, and institutional assessment, this book's aim is to provide, in one place, information that will help diverse and complex communication programs face the growing challenges in assessment. The book is divided into three sections: background and foundational information for assessment; broad assessment strategies that apply to a variety of media, "speech," and theatre courses and programs; and context-specific assessment strategies. While covering a host of topics, it: * provides an overview of assessment and suggests how it might impact communication education, * discusses the elements of program assessment and how linkage of mission statements with outcomes can lead to strong, innovative programs, * compares and contrasts regional association requirements and presents a specific how-to strategy for writing outcome statements, * discusses teaching evaluation and argues that we need to identify the "what" of teaching before we try to measure the "how," * looks at creative ways for formative and summative course evaluation that starts with the creation of an explicit syllabus, * discusses the use of capstone courses as a way of evaluating not only their major but also how students have integrated their "total" educational experience, * suggests the variety of ways that interpersonal communication can be assessed and calls for future research that stresses the "knowledge" component of learning, * reports on a strategy for developing small group communication assessment measures, and * provides media, speech, and theatre faculty and administrators with the background, understanding and tools to build stonger programs and develop better courses and educational experiences for their students.
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Curriculum and Assessment

Author: David Scott

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567505207

Category: Education

Page: 190

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Examines the relationship between curriculum and assessment and provides a critical commentary on current policy initiatives in this field.
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Media Literacy

Transforming Curriculum and Teaching

Author: Gretchen Schwarz,Pamela U. Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Critical thinking

Page: 294

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Spectra

A Bi-monthly Publication of the Speech Association of America

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Speech

Page: N.A

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The Assessment Challenge in Statistics Education

Author: Joan B. Garfield,Iddo Gal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9784274901584

Category: Curriculum evaluation

Page: 284

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This book discusses conceptual and pragmatic issues in the assessment of statistical knowledge and reasoning skills among students at the college and precollege levels, and the use of assessments to improve instruction. It is designed primarily for academic audiences involved in teaching statistics and mathematics, and in teacher education and training. The book is divided in four sections: (I) Assessment goals and frameworks, (2) Assessing conceptual understanding of statistical ideas, (3) Innovative models for classroom assessments, and (4) Assessing understanding of probability.
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Media Education Assessment Handbook

Author: William G. Christ

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 364

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Assessing media education is a formidable task because both assessment and media education are complex and controversial concepts. Assessment, which can take place at the individual student, class, sequence, program, department or unit, and university levels, is questioned in terms of reliability, validity, relevance, and cost. Media education, which has been challenged at a number of schools, finds faculty and administrators in the midst of soul-searching about how to clearly articulate its missions and purposes to a broader audience. Departments are under increasing national, state, and institutional pressure to get assessment procedures carried out quickly, but there is an obvious danger in rushing to implement assessment strategies before establishing what is essential in media education. In communication education in general, the "what" of assessment is often discussed in terms of skills, attitudes, affect, values, and knowledge. People assess students to determine what they know, think, feel, value, and can do. Here it is suggested that one of the places to start defining what students should learn from their media education is by identifying outcomes. Outcomes can be assessed in a variety of ways, but first they need to be developed and clearly articulated.
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Exploring Values Through Literature, Multimedia, and Literacy Events

Making Connections

Author: Patricia Ruggiano Schmidt,Ann Watts Pailliotet

Publisher: International Reading Assn

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 243

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What are the effects of the information explosion on children's hearts, minds, and behaviors? Where do we learn-and how do we learn-the values necessary to live in our world? The exploration of values, contend editors Patricia Ruggiano Schmidt and Ann Watts Pailliotet, is a process that should not be left to chance. The contributors to this book-literacy teachers, teacher educators, and authors of literature for children and young adults-believe there is a need to bring the explicit study of values into classrooms to help young people function more effectively in their communities and beyond. Exploring Values Through Literature, Multimedia, and Literacy Events: Making Connections highlights the important links among home, school, and global society that will help students understand one another and contribute to a cohesive community. The authors describe the work of educators and children, and the materials and strategies they use to explore values such as compassion, caring, sharing, respect, and appreciation of cultural differences. Some of the chapter topics include * multicultural literature and family stories * critical media literacy and values * technology and values * schoolwide approaches for teaching values through literature and multimedia.The authors contend that literature, multimedia, and literacy events can be used to promote not only the language arts, but also student choice, cooperative learning, and critical thinking. For those who already explore values in the classroom, this book provides affirmation and many useful ideas. For those who want to learn more about how to explore values in the classroom, it offers activities to use right away. Patricia Ruggiano Schmidt is an associate professor of literacy and elementary education at Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York, USA. Ann Watts Pailliotet is an associate professor of education at Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington, USA.
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