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ERIC Number: ED512622
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
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Abstractor: ERIC
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-8773-9861-2
Chameleonic Learner: Learning and Self-Assessment in Context
Bourke, Roseanna
Author Dr Roseanna Bourke takes the reader on a fascinating exploration of learning: the theory, practice and young people's take on it. What do you say to a young person who tells you her brain is an eighth full? Or to the one who says he only knows he has learned something when he receives a stamp or a sticker? This book is about how learners conceptualise learning, how they self-assess their own learning and why context matters. It shows how, just as a chameleon changes colour, learners change and adapt their approach to learning depending on the situation. It draws on examples of learning by Years 7-8 students from the classroom and out of school, looking at how their views and values are shaped and how they satisfy their own learning needs. Chapters include: (1) The colour of learning: Why student voice is essential to personalising learning; (2) Changing the way we see student learning; (3) Learning: It's what we do; (4) Students and their learning; (5) Assessment and self-assessment; (6) How do students know when they have learnt?; and (7) The learner and context: Enjoying the edge of incompetence. References are provided.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: New Zealand Council for Educational Research
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand