ERIC Number: ED373373
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluating Students' Learning and Communication Processes: Handbook 3--Diagnostic Teaching Units: Social Studies.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Student Evaluation Branch.
Presenting the diagnostic teaching units for grades 7, 8, and 9 social studies, this handbook is intended to be used along with the companion handbook 1, "Evaluating Students' Learning and Communication Processes: Integrating Diagnostic Evaluation and Instruction." The student activities of the diagnostic teaching units in the handbook have been designed to engage students in the six learning and communication processes (exploring, narrating, imagining, empathizing, abstracting, and monitoring) described in the companion handbook. The first part of the handbook presents diagnostic teaching units for grade 7 ("Cultural Transition in Japan"), grade 8 ("The Physical and Human Geography of the Amazon Basin"), and grade 9 ("Soviet Leadership and Economic Growth" and includes a general description of the lessons in the units followed by more detailed plans for each lesson. The final section of the unit contains supplementary materials created to support the lessons in the units. The second part of the handbook shows how to apply the evaluation and instructional strategies of the companion handbook to the student work generated as the students engage in the learning activities of the unit described in the first part of the handbook. The second part of the handbook also presents samples of students' work drawn from field trials of the diagnostic teaching units, along with a discussion of the learning and communication processes exemplified in the work. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Communication Skills, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Junior High Schools, Learning Processes, Lesson Plans, Social Studies, Student Evaluation, Units of Study
Learning Resources Distributing Centre, 12360 - 142 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5L 4X9, Canada.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Student Evaluation Branch.
Identifiers: Alberta; Amazon Basin; Communication Context; Japan; USSR
Note: For other handbooks in this series, see CS 508 667-670.