ERIC Number: ED390166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Observing Dimensions of Learning in Classrooms and Schools.
Brown, John L.
This book applies the foundational elements of the model for teaching and learning called Dimensions of Learning (DoL) to administrative practice. It explores the process of observation for DoL in a comprehensive way. Chapter 2 provides an overview of the key structural elements and group processes that should be in evidence in a school system successfully adopting the DoL model. The third chapter explores the wide range of options in the field of teacher observation. Chapters 4 through 8 present specific profiles of the five dimensions of learning: (1) developing positive attitudes and perceptions about learning; (2) acquiring and integrating knowledge; (3) extending and refining knowledge; (4) making meaningful use of knowledge; and (5) creating productive habits of mind. The ninth chapter offers examples of how the preceding materials have been used in actual practice. Chapter 10 describes how one school district, the Prince George's County Public Schools in Maryland, synthesized practices associated with the DoL implementation process to guide their change effort. Checklists and planning guides are distributed throughout the book. The appendix offers recommendations that are designed to complement administrators' and supervisors' use of the observation checklist. (Contains 51 references and resources.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Action Research, Classroom Observation Techniques, Critical Thinking, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Strategies, Professional Development, Student Development, Student Evaluation, Teaching Models, Thinking Skills
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1250 N. Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1453 (ASCD Stock No 195209; $13.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.