ERIC Number: ED106178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating Geographic Concept Learning: A Model for Classroom and Research Applications.
Martorella, Peter H.
This paper provides an outline of an evaluation schema designed to measure geographic concepts. A concept is summarized as a category of experiences defined by a rule and having a name, criterial attributes, and exemplars. Minimal requirements for such a schema are that it should measure the mastery of the rule, attributes, name, and exemplar identification for a given concept. Prototype items used to order questions that will measure nine different dimensions of concept mastery include 1) given the name of attribute, select the example of the attribute; 2) given an example of an attribute, select the name of the attribute; 3) given the name of a concept, select an example of the concept; 4) given the name of a concept, select a nonexample of the concept; 5) given an example of the concept, select the name of the concept; 6) given the name of a concept, select the relevant attribute; 7) given the name of a concept, select the irrelevant attribute; 8) given the definition of a concept, select the irrelevant attribute; and 9) given the name of a concept, select the definition of the concept. Field tests of this schema have demonstrated that it may be applied efficiently to the design of suitable measurement items for instructon and research in geographic education. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for Geographic Education (Milwaukee, Wis., October 1972)