ERIC Number: ED436997
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
A Handbook of Techniques for Formative Evaluation: Mapping the Student's Learning Experience.
George, Judith; Cowan, John
Formative evaluation is an evaluation done with the intention of identifying potential for improvement. This handbook provides techniques and ideas for discovering how students are learning and how much students are learning from their experiences in the classroom. Surveys, questionnaires, observations, class discussions, journals, and examinations are discussed, with the information obtained via these methods to be used in curriculum development. The chapter titles are: (1) "Approaching Curriculum Development Systematically"; (2) "Choosing a Method of Formative Evaluation - and Using It"; (3) "Obtaining Information About the Immediate Learning Experience"; (4) "Obtaining Information About Immediate Reactions during the Learning Experience"; (5) "Obtaining Information About Learning Outcomes"; (6) "Obtaining Information About Student Reactions after the Experience"; (7) "Identifying Topics that Merit Further Evaluative Enquiry"; (8) "Formative Evaluation of Assessment"; and (9) "Action Research and Its Impact on Student Learning." (JM)
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Foreign Countries, Formative Evaluation, Higher Education, Student Evaluation, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
Stylus Publishing Inc., P.O. Box 605, Herndon, VA 20172-0605 ($27.50). Tel: 703-661-1581.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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