ERIC Number: ED481923
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
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The Construction of Criteria for Selecting Social Studies Lesson Plans for Electronic Portfolios.
Sunal, Cynthia Szymanski; McCormick, Theresa; Shwery, Craig S.; Sunal, Dennis W.
Elementary education teacher candidates (n=62) proposed four criteria they used to identify a best lesson plan developed and taught for posting to their electronic portfolio. Criteria include a lesson that students enjoyed, learned from, actively participated in, and were involved in conducting research. The two criteria shared by all teacher candidates are: (1) a lesson that was liked by all the students, and (2) one from which they learned. Scoring with rubric and focusing on guided inquiry instruction, it was found that 86% of the lessons were evaluated as best by investigators. Patterns of strengths and weaknesses within the lessons were also found. Electronic portfolios can be used to demonstrate candidates' conceptions of their best lesson and should be accompanied by commentary identifying the rationale for those conceptions. (Contains 31 references.) (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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