This book seeks to present readers with a solid background about the various kinds of assessments available. Readers are taught to design a number of fit-for-purpose assessment instruments.
Author: Betty McDonald
Publisher: Common Ground Publishing
With a constant call for accountability, classroom facilitators are obligated to provide transparent assessment procedures and report results in a professional manner. Improving Teaching and Learning Through Assessment: A Problem-Based Approach seeks to convey to the reader exactly what it says; a holistic approach to continuous assessment in order to improve learning. This book seeks to present readers with a solid background about the various kinds of assessments available. Readers are taught to design a number of fit-for-purpose assessment instruments. Throughout the text, the primary methodology used is Problem-Based Learning (PBL) that seeks to hone in students several skills like creativity, critical thinking and innovativeness.
This book will appeal to higher education administrators and international students and scholars.
Author: Betty McDonald
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
The world has become a global village where the footprints of interdependence and connectiveness supersede those of independence and isolation. Increasing numbers of perspicacious academics have seen the need to explore new cross-cultural frontiers in search of novel ideas and perspectives outside their place of residence and seek international employment upon course completion. This book will appeal to higher education administrators and international students and scholars. It underscores the significance of internationalisation in raising and maintaining education standards in general and improving teaching and learning. It discusses at length educational, cultural, social and spatial perspectives, and shares relevant empirical findings and personal experiences to help the reader better appreciate their international interactions.
This book is based on the argument that detailed and developmental formative feedback is the single most useful thing teachers can do for students.
Author: Alastair Irons
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.
This book is about the PE lesson at key stages 3 and 4.
Author: Grout, Harvey
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
This book is about the PE lesson at key stages 3 and 4. It serves to enhance teaching and learning in physical education by showing trainee teachers how to understand and apply the concepts fundamental to planning, teaching and learning and how they can apply theory to their own practice in order to become a successful teacher, and to develop successful learners. Each chapter explores important aspects of PE pedagogy and relates them directly to pupil learning within the lesson.
A lot of people continue to ask searching questions like: Will I ever use this in real life? Why waste time learning all this stuff? Such questions are never-ending. This book provides answers to these and many other queries.
Author: Betty McDonald
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Who doesn’t want to improve teaching and learning? A lot of people continue to ask searching questions like: Will I ever use this in real life? Why waste time learning all this stuff? Such questions are never-ending. This book provides answers to these and many other queries. Repeatedly, we hear sayings like, ‘No pain, no gain’; ‘You’ll know it when you feel it’; ‘You have to experience it to know about it’; ‘Experience teaches!’; and ‘Experience is the best teacher!’ Such commonly heard adages appear to underscore the importance of experiential learning. Underpinning these aphorisms is the common theme that learning is most effective through experience. This book provides the reader with the tools needed to make better use of experiences to improve teaching and learning. It is divided into several parts to facilitate easy understanding. Operating under the Creative Commons Copyright license, the text is intentionally interspaced with relevant shareware graphics (exhibits) from the public domain. Such exhibits are selected to serve as stimulants for innovation, engagement and personal pleasure.
This book describes how middle school science teachers, in collaboration with a team of researchers, tried to improve their everyday assessment practices to enhance student learning.
Publisher: Teachers College Press
This book describes how middle school science teachers, in collaboration with a team of researchers, tried to improve their everyday assessment practices to enhance student learning. It discusses the challenges they faced, the differences among the teachers, and the personal nature of deep educational change. A product of CAPITAL (Classroom Assessment Project to Improve Teaching and Learning), a research effort supported by the National Science Foundation, this book: Uses classroom stories to show how teachers can use a variety of formative assessment techniques to answer questions they have about their teaching.; Provides real-life examples of teachers grappling with new practices at a personal level, in their own settings and in light of their own values and beliefs; Offers suggestions for designing professional development efforts that recognize the significant variation among teachers in how they go about changing their assessment practices ; Outlines principles and practices that must accompany change in the classroom if it is to be more than superficial.
The book also takes on the current thorny issue of assessment, recording and reporting, offering strategies for ways of responding to children's work, and suggestions for accumulating evidence on which to base assessment.
Author: Gloria Callaway
Covers the contribution of arts to children's learning from Art and Design, Design for Technology to Drama and Music. The book also looks at the state of the arts in primary schools, and includes an evaluation of the relationships between the arts and those moral, spiritual, cultural and social values which impinge on all aspects of the arts and arts education. Each subject within the arts curriculum is considered separately to illustrate the general and specific issues which influence the work of the class teacher. The book also takes on the current thorny issue of assessment, recording and reporting, offering strategies for ways of responding to children's work, and suggestions for accumulating evidence on which to base assessment.
In addition to learning how assessment can inform the quality of their teaching, faculty members can use assessment concepts and tools found in the book to properly interpret--and advocate for--the appropriate use of students' evaluations ...
Author: Dana Dunn
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ASSESSING TEACHING AND LEARNING IN PSYCHOLOGY: CURRENT AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES is designed to be a helpful response to the assessment needs of psychology teachers, department heads, and program administrators in 2-year and 4-year institutions--one that builds on the momentum found in the wider assessment movement. Chapters of this professional reference explore assessment options and opportunities at all levels in the undergraduate psychology curriculum, offering practical guidance to educators who want to improve teaching and learning through assessment practices. Readers learn about pragmatic practices for designing and implementing assessments of student performance within introductory, intermediate, and advanced (including capstone) courses, and about how assessment can inform the internal and external evaluation of a psychology department or program. Department chairs acquire practical advice about how best to work with reluctant faculty members so that assessment practices can become normative rather than marginalized within the classroom. In addition to learning how assessment can inform the quality of their teaching, faculty members can use assessment concepts and tools found in the book to properly interpret--and advocate for--the appropriate use of students' evaluations of teaching effectiveness. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This book lays out the improvement process so clearly that faculty can implement it on their own." —Linda Nilson, author, Teaching at Its Best
Author: Phyllis Blumberg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
In order to make appropriate changes to improve your teaching and your students’ learning, first you need to know how you’re teaching now. Figure it out for yourself and invigorate your teaching on your own terms! This practical evidence-based guide promotes excellence in teaching and improved student learning through self-reflection and self-assessment of one’s teaching. Phyllis Blumberg starts by reviewing the current approaches to instructor evaluation and describes their inadequacies. She then presents a new model of assessing teaching that builds upon a broader base of evidence and sources of support. This new model leads to self-assessment rubrics, which are available for download, and the book will guide you in how to use them. The book includes case studies of completed critical reflection rubrics from a variety of disciplines, including the performing and visual arts and the hard sciences, to show how they can be used in different ways and how to explore the richness of the data you’ll uncover.
This book helps bridge the gap between classroom practice and educational psychology with an integrated model that helps teachers and administrators transform data into actionable knowledge.
Author: Ellen B. Mandinach
Publisher: Corwin Press
Connect data and instruction to improve practice This book helps bridge the gap between classroom practice and the best of what is known from educational psychology. Teachers will find cutting-edge advances in research and theory on human learning, teaching, and instruction in an easily understood and transferable format. The authors provide detailed guidance for using data to inform practice and tools to align teacher preparation and professional development with today's best practices and most current research. This resource will provide valuable tools for: In-service teachers Pre-service teachers Instructional leaders School and district administrators
By placing learning at the centre of organizational change, this book challenges many of the current assumptions about management of teaching, supporting students, the separation of research and teaching, the use of information technology ...
Author: D'Andrea, Vaneeta
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
By placing learning at the centre of organizational change, this book challenges many of the current assumptions about management of teaching, supporting students, the separation of research and teaching, the use of information technology and quality systems. It demonstrates how trust can be restored within higher education while advancing the need for change based on principles of equity and academic values for students and teachers alike.
While highlighting a broad range of topics including collaborative teaching, active learning, and flipped classroom methods, this book is ideally designed for educators, curriculum developers, instructional designers, administrators, ...
Author: Inoue-Smith, Yukiko
Publisher: IGI Global
The mission of higher education in the 21st century must focus on optimizing learning for all students. In a shift from prioritizing effective teaching to active learning, it is understood that computer-enhanced environments provide a variety of ways to reach a wide range of learners who have differing backgrounds, ages, learning needs, and expectations. Integrating technology into teaching assumes greater importance to improve the learning experience. Optimizing Higher Education Learning Through Activities and Assessments is a collection of innovative research that explores the link between effective course design and student engagement and optimizes learning and assessments in technology-enhanced environments and among diverse student populations. Its focus is on providing an understanding of the essential link between practices for effective “activities” and strategies for effective “assessments,” as well as providing examples of course designs aligned with assessments, positioning college educators both as leaders and followers in the cycle of lifelong learning. While highlighting a broad range of topics including collaborative teaching, active learning, and flipped classroom methods, this book is ideally designed for educators, curriculum developers, instructional designers, administrators, researchers, academicians, and students.
In this second edition of Improving Instruction Through Supervision, Evaluation, and Professional Development we’ve maintained the conceptual framework while updating sections to provide the most recent research on instructional ...
Author: Michael DiPaola
In this second edition of Improving Instruction Through Supervision, Evaluation, and Professional Development we’ve maintained the conceptual framework while updating sections to provide the most recent research on instructional strategies that have the most promise of helping all students learn. Modifications of the law resulting from the reauthorization of the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act—Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (2015)—and their implication for practice are embedded throughout this new edition. Updated data collection tools for classroom observations are also provided. We included a link to a website that contains all the observation tools in electronic format so that observers can have the opportunity to collect data on a tablet or laptop, save the observation data as a PDF file and e-mail those data to the teacher observed. This new edition recognizes the reality that all principals are responsible for supervision, evaluation, and professional development of their teachers—tasks that are neither simple nor without conflict. The primary audience of this text is aspiring and practicing principals. We hope to help them understand both the theory and practice of supervision, evaluation, and professional development. However, observing instruction, collecting data for reflection, and having conversations about teaching, are not the sole provinces of principals. Master teachers, teacher leaders, and teacher colleagues can also benefit from the supervisory sections of the book, especially the chapters on high-quality instruction, improving instruction, and the classroom data collecting tools. The book provides numerous tools specifically designed to collect a variety of data in classrooms to improve instruction. Embedded in each chapter are exercises to apply Theory into Practice by responding to a set of questions posed by the key issues of the chapter. After the explication and illustration of the key concepts and principles of the chapter, actual Instructional Leadership Challenges as described by a successful practicing principal for reflection and analysis.
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Author: Lynn Clouder
With a unique focus on the relationship between assessment and engagement this book explores what works in terms of keeping students on course to succeed. Against a backdrop of massification and the associated increase in student diversity there is an escalating requirement for personalized, technology driven learning in higher education. In addition, the advent of student fees has promoted a consumer culture resulting in students having an increasingly powerful voice in shaping curricula to their own requirements. How does one engage and retain a group of students of such diverse culture, ethnicity, ambition and experience? Using examples from a variety of institutions worldwide this edited collection provides a well-researched evidence base of current thinking and developments in assessment practices in higher education. The chapters discuss: Staff and student views on assessment Engaging students through assessment feedback Assessment for learning Assessing for employability Interdisciplinary and transnational assessment Technology supported assessment for retention The book draws together a wealth of expertise from a range of contributors including academic staff, academic developers, pedagogical researchers, National Teaching Fellows and Centres for Excellence in Higher Education. Recognising that a pedagogy which is embedded and taken-for-granted in one context might be completely novel in another, the authors share best practice and evaluate evidence of assessment strategies to enable academic colleagues to make informed decisions about adopting new and creative approaches to assessment. This interdisciplinary text will prove an invaluable tool for those working and studying in higher education.
This book is the first systematic study of a group of teachers examining and enhancing their own practice through the inquiry process of action research.
Author: Ming-Fai Hui
There has been a dearth of studies on teacher educators using action research to improve their own practice. This book is the first systematic study of a group of teachers examining and enhancing their own practice through the inquiry process of action research. This book presents a broad overview of a variety of methodologies that can be used to improve teacher preparation and professional development programs. It is a ‘must read’ book for those educators who are new to the college teaching profession and for those who are aspired to be outstanding and successful lecturers.
This "how-to" book on formative assessment is filled with practical suggestions for teachers who want to use formative assessment in their classrooms.
Author: Harry G. Tuttle
Publisher: Eye On Education
This "how-to" book on formative assessment is filled with practical suggestions for teachers who want to use formative assessment in their classrooms. With practical strategies, tools, and examples for teachers of all subjects and grade levels, this book shows you how to use formative assessment to promote successful student learning.