a requirement for writing papers such as theses, dissertations in an adequate format, fulfilling all academic standards in terms as footnotes, literature and source review (History). The teachers who did see improvements in student learning were already comfortable with and adept at performance-based teaching. Written essays or reports or parts of these,.g. At three of our elementary schools, melding performance assessments with the philosophy of a child-centered approach to education has encouraged teachers to collaborate on broad issues of instruction and curriculum. Few Changes in Curriculum, we found that even when teachers adopt the format of performance assessments (for example, portfolios, projects, exhibitions the content and sequencing of the subject matter remain largely unchanged.
Lynn Taylor (University of Calgary) - 2018 Christopher Knapper Lifetime Achievement Award Winner. Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is pleased to announce the 2018 recipient of the Christopher Knapper Lifetime Acievement Award. Evidence is beginning to accrue that performance assessments indeed provide the means for improving teaching and learning. (see, for example, Borko. 1993, Falk and, darling-Hammond 1993, Gearhart.
Lecturers set up research methods courses/seminars or practical reading/writing workshops; create exercises where students conduct qualitative and quantitative data collection and practice modes of analysis, provide bibliographical materials and documents, and encourage further literature searches and links to materials already studied as part of other. Such methods also provide teachers and students some measure of control over assessment tasks. Portfoliosand other assessments that involve teachers and students in some form of record keepingprovide the structure for documenting student work and progress on an ongoing basis. Teachers are using portfolios or other performance-based techniques that require students to create different types of reports and products. At one extreme, it may be assumed that students have the necessary competence on entry to the programme or that they will informally acquire necessary competences as they progress through their studies. We found that a supportive environmentwhere time, professional development, and informal assistance were available to teacherswas an important factor in helping teachers work with the assessment. An aim of these activities is to develop awareness and confidence in their interpersonal know-how in the students. For the other subject areas, this competence is perceived as useful or necessary for survival, citizenship and employment, but not subject related and according to some reports not even very important. In this case the basic strategy is to insist on the student having accomplished the task on time, in a context perhaps reminiscent of school organisation, but perhaps without the leeway permitted in school.
1993, Kentucky Institute for Education Research 1995, Koretz.
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