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Common Assessment Methods in Higher Education
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Common Assessment Methods in Higher Education

This worksheet accompanies the Assessment in Practice Workbook.The worksheet provides a series ... (more)

This worksheet accompanies the Assessment in Practice Workbook.The worksheet provides a series of questions/activities relating to assessment methods in higher education.It also offers an adaptation of a rubric to assess rubrics. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Business
Humanities
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
University College Dublin
Provider Set:
UCD Teaching and Learning
Author:
David Jennings
Making classroom assessment more accountable to scientific reasoning: A case for attending to mechanistic thinking
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Making classroom assessment more accountable to scientific reasoning: A case for attending to mechanistic thinking

When teachers or students assess the quality of ideas in science classes, ... (more)

When teachers or students assess the quality of ideas in science classes, they do so mostly based on <i>textbook correctness</i>; ideas are good to the extent they align with or lead to the content as presented in the textbook or curriculum. Such appeals to authority are at odds with the values and practices within the disciplines of science. There has been significant amount of attention to this mismatch in the science education research literature, primarily with respect to experimentation and argumentation as core disciplinary means of assessing ideas. In this article, we call attention to another aspect of scientific reasoning: a focus on causal mechanisms in explaining natural phenomena. We highlight examples and research from the history and philosophy of science to clarify what scientists mean by “mechanism” and to make the case for its centrality. We then present an excerpt from a second-grade class in which a student provides an incorrect mechanistic explanation, and the teacher gives priority to textbook correctness. As the conversation proceeds, the student shifts from mechanistic sensemaking to quoting terminology she does not understand. We argue that attention to mechanism in the classroom would better support student reasoning and better reflect disciplinary epistemology. (less)

Subject:
Physics
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
David Hammer
Janet E. Coffey
Paul Hutchison
Rosemary S. Russ
UCDOER
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UCDOER has been established by UCD Teaching and Learning to host a ... (more)

UCDOER has been established by UCD Teaching and Learning to host a number of open educational resources, these materials are derived from its collection of programmes and workshops. Those with a teaching function within Higher Education may wish to engage with this content as module/s within UCD’s Professional Certificate in University Teaching and Learning. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plans
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Other
Provider:
University College Dublin
Provider Set:
UCD Teaching and Learning
Author:
David Jennings
Tim McMahon and Paul Surgenor
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