Assessing Science Understanding

Assessing Science Understanding

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Recent government publications like qBenchmarks for Scientific Literacyq and qScience for all Americansq have given teachers a mandate for improving science education in America. What we know about how learners construct meaning--particularly in the natural sciences--has undergone a virtual revolution in the past 25 years. Teachers, as well as researchers, are now grappling with how to better teach science, as well as how to assess whether students are learning. 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.New York: Holt, Rinehart aamp; Winston. Ausubel, D. P. ... The concept map as a research and evaluation tool: Further evidence of validity. Journal of ... Knowledge restructuring in marine biology: Cognitive processes and metacognitive reflections.

Title:Assessing Science Understanding
Author:Joel J. Mintzes, James H. Wandersee, Joseph D. Novak
Publisher:Academic Press - 2005-08-22


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