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ERIC Number: EJ864286
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1933-4850
Assessing Assessment: Toward a Hermeneutic-Phenomenological Perspective
Strawser, Michael
InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, v4 p56-68 2009
Assessment is generally not a favorite subject for many teachers, and this is likely due to a perceived tension between the goals they wish to accomplish as educators and the methods of assessments prescribed by accrediting agencies. With even President Obama calling for improvements in assessing education, this paper seeks to develop an innovative phenomenological-hermeneutic model of assessment, one that focuses on the first-person interpretation of one's transformative educational experience. After the theoretical framework for developing this model is explained, I present an application of the model through the introduction of "mindful reading assignments." (Contains 23 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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