Assessing Science Understanding: A Human Constructivist View

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Joel J. Mintzes, James H. Wandersee, Joseph D. Novak
Academic Press, 2005 M08 22 - 407 páginas
Recent government publications like "Benchmarks for Scientific Literacy" and "Science for all Americans" 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.
 

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A HUMAN CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE
1
CHAPTER 2 ASSESSING SCIENCE UNDERSTANDING THROUGH CONCEPT MAPS
15
THE EPISTEMOLOGICAL VEE DIAGRAM
41
USING STRUCTURED INTERVIEWS TO ASSESS SCIENCE UNDERSTANDING
71
ASSESSING STUDENTS SCIENTIFIC REASONING WITH INTERACTIVE PROTOCOLS
95
CHAPTER 6 DESIGNING AN IMAGEBASED BIOLOGY TEST
129
CHAPTER 7 OBSERVATION RUBRICS IN SCIENCE ASSESSMENT
145
A KNOWLEDGEBASED MODEL FOR CLASSROOM PRACTICE
167
WRITTEN PRODUCTS AS PERFORMANCE MEASURES
223
CHAPTER 11 THE RELEVANCE OF MULTIPLECHOICE TESTING IN ASSESSING SCIENCE UNDERSTANDING
249
CHAPTER 12 NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ASSESSMENT
279
CHAPTER 13 ON THE PSYCHOMETRICS OF ASSESSING SCIENCE UNDERSTANDING
303
CHAPTER 14 CAUTIONARY NOTES ON ASSESSMENT OF UNDERSTANDING SCIENCE CONCEPTS AND NATURE OF SCIENCE
343
ON WAYS OF ASSESSING SCIENCE UNDERSTANDING
355
Index
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CHAPTER 9 SemNet SOFTWARE AS AN ASSESSMENT TOOL
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