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ERIC Number: EJ970554
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
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Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1253
Appreciative Assessment: Inquire!
Neal, Mary-Anne
Education Canada, v52 n2 Spr 2012
Appreciative Inquiry builds on positive experiences to spark positive change; appreciative assessment is all about helping students find and build on their unique abilities and aptitudes by providing positive, supportive feedback with a focus on capabilities and possibilities. Positive stories and anecdotes about best learning practices are the order of the day when implementing appreciative assessment principles in the classroom. When this practice is applied to teaching, educators feel upbeat about the power of their work to effect positive change. When it is applied to learning, students feel good about their accomplishments and are motivated to work on their challenges. Appreciative assessment reaffirms the power of relationships to motivate, inspire, and ignite passion for learning. It facilitates authentic dialogue between teacher and learner, thus engaging the student, strengthening the learning experience, and perhaps illuminating otherwise overlooked aptitudes. (Contains 2 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada