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Examining Data Driven Decision Making via Formative Assessment: A Confluence of Technology, Data Interpretation Heuristics and Curricular Policy
The authors explored the potential barriers for the successful adoption of the CaseMate system, a tool created to support data driven decision making (DDDM). The participants in this usability study were 42 preservice students in a masters program for teaching. The findings illustrate the barriers to implementing DDDM in actual classroom practice: a confluence of curriculum structure and policy as well as technology and teacher heuristics that result in variations in data interpretation.
Updated: Jul. 31, 2013
In this paper, the authors’ goal is to explore how teacher candidates are inclined to think through issues of content and pedagogy, the cultural backgrounds of their students, and the values driving their moral reasoning. The authors provide a heuristic that organizes dispositions around three domains - intellectual, cultural, and moral. The authors use a small sample of teacher candidate journal entries to ground the discussion of each disposition domain. The authors offer recommendations for how teacher education programs can provide opportunities for prospective teachers to consider their dispositions and to identify how their dispositions influence teaching decisions.
Updated: Jan. 31, 2010
Developing Biology Lessons Aimed at Teaching for Understanding: A Domain-specific Heuristic for Student Teachers
Teaching for understanding requires teachers to organize thought-demanding activities which continually challenge students to apply and extend their prior knowledge. Research shows that student teachers often are unable to develop lessons in teaching for understanding. The authors explored how a domain-specific heuristic can assist student biology teachers in developing problem-posing lessons according to teaching for understanding. In general, the heuristic appeared helpful to most student teachers for designing problem-posing lessons satisfactory according to the criteria.
Updated: Apr. 06, 2009