ERIC Number: ED073377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
A Workshop with Donald P. Hoyt: Uses of Appraisal and Measurement for the Improvement of Vocational Counseling.
Hodge, Francis P., Ed.
This workshop report focuses on the necessity of broadening the base of evaluation in higher education and beginning to look at types of student development other than purely academic: their characteristics, strengths, weaknesses, goals, values, motivations, and most effective learning styles. The need for non-standardized measures occurs in two contexts. First, in helping students plan their future there is frequently a need for appraisal of special talents or inclinations beyond those concerned with academic background or potential. Second, is trying to determine the effectiveness of a given program--such as counseling method, teaching approach, or orientation program--standardized measures are seldom appropriate indicators of success. The workshop provided some principles underlying non-standardized appraisal techniques. The two principles essential for this individual, primarily non-academic appraisal are 1.) student self-appraisal, asking "him" what you want to know about "him," and 2.) prediction of future behavior by past behavior which resembles the future behavior. Both principles, the workshop leader felt, suggest the need for awareness of, or determination of, the environment where for a given individual learning experiences have most likely occurred. Practical applications of these principles are included as examples from the workshop. References are included. (Author/SES)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Two Year Coll. Student Development Center.
Note: Paper presented at Institute on Man and Science (Rensselaerville, New York, May 10-12, 1970)