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ERIC Number: ED410240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 10
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Evaluating Students' Know-How with Knowledge.
Karrqvist, Christina; Lansfjord, Mona
As part of the national assessment program in Sweden there have been two attempts to gain insight into students'"know-how" with knowledge. The first was a study conducted in 1992 that showed that students had not reached the goals established by the Swedish national curriculum for ninth graders with regard to an exploratory and critical way of working. This study builds on the earlier study to evaluate the extent to which the upper secondary school fulfills its goals concerning teaching and training students to work in a more scientific way. Students from 50 classes worked in groups of 4 or 5 to explore issues related to genetic testing information and gene technology. Data came from work protocols of 167 groups, 707 student questionnaires, 42 teacher questionnaires, 179 articles, and 21 teacher observation protocols. Planning, critical thinking, decision making, and information seeking and shifting skills were investigated, as were cooperation and taking responsibility for group work. Students were relatively good at cooperating and at taking responsibility for their work. They were not very good at sifting information and there was little evidence of critical thinking, although there were many examples of student reflection on their own work. Students still fall short of the curriculum's goals for dealing with knowledge. Questions about the fairness and quality of the assessment of know-how with knowledge are explored. (Contains 11 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden