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ERIC Number: ED521532
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul-11
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Self Assessment and Discovery Learning
McDonald, Betty
Online Submission
Discovery learning in higher education has been reported to be effective in assisting learners to understand difficult concepts and retain long term information. This paper seeks to illustrate how one self assessment model may be used to demonstrate discovery learning in a collaborative atmosphere of students sharing and getting to know each other. Three research questions were posed to drive the research. A researcher designed instrument was used as the pre activity instrument with which the students worked in collaboration with presentations and break our group activities supported by trained proctors. Results indicated that participants experienced the discovery process through the medium of the designed model. They reported learning to work in a collaborative atmosphere where they appreciated and respected each other. This researcher hopes to stimulate readers to experiment with different models for demonstrating discovery learning. "Measurement, Assessment and Evaluation Activity" is appended. A bibliography is included. (Contains 13 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A