ERIC Number: ED364428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Where's the Student in Project DISTIL?
Hewson, Peter W.; And Others
Even without relying on individual student testing there is a great deal that teachers can know about student learning in their classrooms. The purpose of this article is to ask: As a means of identifying student learning, what alternatives to testing exist within normal classroom practices? First the context of the work reported here is described in order to explain the impetus for the question asked. An analysis of the different kinds of things that can provide information on student learning in normal classrooms is presented. The analysis is illustrated with two examples drawn from Project DISTIL which is a study of experienced high school science teachers. The conclusions to the above question are summarized. (PR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Center for Education Research, Madison.
Identifiers: Project DISTIL
Note: Paper presented at the International Seminar on Misconceptions and Educational Strategies in the Sciences and Mathematics (3rd, Ithaca, NY, August 1-4, 1993).