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ERIC Number: EJ1081724
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1559-0151
On Assessment, Imagination, and Agency: Using Rubrics to Inform and Negotiate the Honors Experience
Walters, Giovanna
Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, v15 n2 p25-29 Fall-Win 2014
As an educator, the author has been drawn to rubrics at times and repelled at other times. After working with students at various levels for many years, she has come to learn the value of rubrics that are well-crafted. A well-crafted rubric is difficult to create, and it might be easier to dismiss the entire notion of rubrics than to devote the time and effort necessary to create an effective one. However, honors education is never about doing things the easier way. Because a good rubric is fluid, it can provide students with the power and flexibility to determine their own definitions and applications of abstract concepts. In this article, the author discusses the use of well-written rubrics in honors education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
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