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ERIC Number: EJ862760
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0196-786X
Best in Show: Teaching Old Dogs to Use New Rubrics
Hitt, Austin M.; Helms, Emory C.
Professional Educator, v33 n1 Spr 2009
This paper discusses an instructional approach designed to help preservice teachers understand how assessments can be influenced by personal biases. In order to achieve this objective, we developed an analogy-based activity called "The Dog Show Analogy." After participating in the activity, we have observed that the participating preservice teachers are more aware of how their personal biases can impact the way they assess students. We explain the activity in detail in order to stimulate further discussions and reflections among teacher educators. In addition, we discuss how the development of the activity and the analysis of the data changed our perspectives on student assessment and stimulated future research. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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