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Hands-on experiences are fundamental and need to be positive for student teachers' preferences of assessment methods. That is the result of a study conducted on a course of child development within the first year of elementary teacher education program. The study which utilized questionnaires was linked to four assessment methods: portfolio, case-based, peer assessment and multiple-choice evaluations. Data was gathered during three points of measurements. Results show an initial negative response to unknown assessment methods, but as students became familiar, their preferences changed positively.
Updated: Jan. 22, 2008
In this report, it is argued that the most salient factor in the contemporary communicative landscape is the sheer abundance and diversity of possibilities for literacy, and that the extent and nature of students' communicative resources is a central issue in education. The text outlines the conceptual underpinnings of the Literacies for Learning in Further Education project in a social view of literacy, and the associated research design, methodology and analytical framework
Updated: Jan. 14, 2008
Curriculum Making as Novice Professional Development: Practical Risk Taking as Learning in High-Stakes Times
This qualitative case study describes a university-based professional development program, which created an opportunity to examine three critical areas in education: management of relationships, curricular ownership, and the sources of classroom knowledge. Findings indicate that practical risk taking precede conceptual changes in teachers' thinking about the curriculum and current views regarding accountability.
Updated: Jan. 07, 2008