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ERIC Number: EJ816199
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1367-4587
"Why Am I Doing These Things?": Engaging in Classroom-Based Inquiry around Formative Assessment
Haigh, Mavis; Dixon, Helen
Journal of In-service Education, v33 n3 p359-376 Sep 2007
Sponsored by the New Zealand Ministry of Education, the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative has sought to develop teachers' research capability and to build knowledge about teaching and learning with the intention of improving outcomes for learners. Fortunate to receive a two-year grant, our research collaboration investigated secondary school teachers' and students' conceptions of assessment and feedback. In addition to the ongoing collection and discussion of student achievement data, during the first year a key task for the teacher-researchers was to develop and implement a tool that could provide them with greater insight into their students' conceptions of assessment and feedback. This paper reports on how the teacher-researchers were supported in a continuing manner to achieve this task, and documents their growing understanding of formative assessment through engagement in teacher research. While there was considerable learning for teachers, it is argued that teacher research, even when supported, is complex and problematic. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand