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ERIC Number: EJ886361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Using Teacher Work Samples to Develop and Assess Best Practices in Physical Education Teacher Education
Sariscsany, Mary Jo
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v81 n1 p34-35, 39 Jan 2010
Teacher work samples (TWS) are an integrated, comprehensive assessment tool that can be used as evidence of a beginning teacher's readiness to teach. Unlike linear assessments used to determine teaching effectiveness, TWS are relevant and reflective of "real" teaching. They are designed to exhibit a clear relationship among teacher candidate planning, instruction, and assessment. Teacher work samples include a consideration of the situational context, evidence of student-learning outcomes, and opportunities for reflection. This article describes how the use of TWS can promote teacher candidate learning and lead to appropriate modifications of a candidate's strengths and weaknesses. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A