A new volume for the Experts In Assessment series focusing on assessing students' abilities as self-directed learners. Self-directed learners are defined as self-managing, self-monitoring, and self-modifying. These three dispositions need to be assessed to determine if they are being internalized and habituated over time. Arthur L Costa and Bena Kallick use "triangulation" to ensure that the assessment system is balanced and complete. Assessment "triangulation" consists of knowledge, performance, and demonstration.
This book promises to gain a lot of interest and attention merely by the fact that it is authored by the Habits of Mind experts.
"How much do students really love to learn, to persist, to passionately attach a problem or a task? ..to watch some of their prized ideas explode and to start anew? ...to go beyond being merely dutiful or long-winded? Let us assess such things." -- Grant Wiggins
Series Editors' IntroductionPrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the Author1. Why We Need Self-Directed Learners2. The Intellectual Dispositions of Self-Directed Learners3. Developing the Capacity for Self-Assessment4. Assessing the Conditions for Self-Directed Learning5. The Teacher's Role in Self-Directed Learning6. Adapting the Assessment Strategies for Your School and ClassroomAfterwordResource A: Some Quotes About Self-DirectionResource B: Selected Resources to Support Self-Directed LearningReferencesIndex
Series: Experts In Assessment Series
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 19th February 2004
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.7
Weight (kg): 0.42