Assessing Science Understanding: A Human Constructivist View

Assessing Science Understanding: A Human Constructivist View

by Joel J. Mintzes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0120885344

ISBN-13: 9780120885343

Pub. Date: 12/01/2004

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Assessing Science Understanding is a companion volume to Teaching Science for Understanding and explores how to assess whether learning has taken place. The book discusses a range of promising new and practical tools for assessment, including concept maps, vee diagrams, clinical interviews, problem sets, performance-based assessments, computer-based methods, visual…  See more details below

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Assessing Science Understanding is a companion volume to Teaching Science for Understanding and explores how to assess whether learning has taken place. The book discusses a range of promising new and practical tools for assessment, including concept maps, vee diagrams, clinical interviews, problem sets, performance-based assessments, computer-based methods, visual and observational testing, portfolios, explanatory models, and national examinations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780120885343
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
12/01/2004
Series:
Educational Psychology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
407
Product dimensions:
0.84(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

1Learning, teaching, and assessment : a human constructivist perspective
2Assessing science understanding through concept maps
3Assessing science understanding : the epistemological vee diagram
4"What do you mean by that?" : using structured interviews to assess science understanding
5Dialogue as data : assessing students' scientific reasoning with interactive protocols
6Designing an image-based biology test
7Observation rubrics in science assessment
8Portfolios in science assessment : a knowledge-based model for classroom practice
9SemNet software as an assessment tool
10Writing to inquire : written products as performance measures
11The relevance of multiple-choice testing in assessing science understanding
12National and international assessment
13On the psychometrics of assessing science understanding
14Cautionary notes on assessment of understanding science concepts and nature of science
15Epilogue : on ways of assessing science understanding

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