ERIC Number: ED463687
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Standards, Outcomes, Alignment, Performance Assessment and Candidate Learning: Bringing It Together in an Undergraduate Foundations of Education Course.
Dottin, Erskine S.
This paper provides an example of how an undergraduate foundations of education course is contributing to the conceptual and practical side of teacher preparation. It describes the course, traces its development, analyzes key alignments, and provides reflections on candidate learning with reference to the foundations of education. Ways candidate work may meet the Standards for Academic and Professional Instruction in Foundations of Education, Educational Studies, and Educational Policy Studies of the Council for Social Foundations of Education are outlined. Among the points emphasized are that an interdisciplinary approach to the course is conducive to helping teacher candidates focus on foundational thinking while providing ideas for classroom practice and that making the standards for the course public through scoring guides (rubrics) makes course expectations clear to students. Also discussed are the role of performance assessment and the usefulness of portfolios. (Contains 22 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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