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ERIC Number: ED498490
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun-15
Pages: 184
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-5309-2ISBN-978-1-4129-5310-8
Performance-Based Learning: Aligning Experiential Tasks and Assessment to Increase Learning. Second Edition
Berman, Sally
Corwin Press
Teachers can promote long-lasting learning, build higher-order thinking skills, develop individual student accountability, and increase student achievement by incorporating performance learning tasks into the curriculum. In this second edition of "Performance-Based Learning," Sally Berman demonstrates how this model can be modified for learners at different grade and ability levels, and offers an abundance of sample lesson plans that show how to use performance-based learning throughout the content areas. The updated edition includes an expanded discussion of cooperative learning teams, a new section on how to design effective performance-based learning activities, and a collection of reproducible masters for planning and implementation. Chapters with lesson plans include a performance task to use as is or adapt for specific student groups; the curriculum standards related to the task; reflection guidelines to help students evaluate their learning; and web resources for planning and implementing performance learning tasks. New and veteran teachers alike will use this detailed resource again and again to plan activities that engage students and inspire them to become invested in their own learning. After a preface, a cautionary tale, and Chapter 1 (Introduction to Performance Learning), the book is organized into 4 parts: (1) Basic Performances; (2) Intermediate Performances; (3) Advanced Performances; and (4) Designing Performance-Based Activities. (Includes reproducibles, bibliography, and index.)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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