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Aryadoust, Vahid – Educational Assessment, 2015
Forty science students received training for 12 weeks on delivering effective presentations and using a tertiary-level English oral presentation scale comprising three subscales (Verbal Communication, Nonverbal Communication, and Content and Organization) measured by 18 items. For their final project, each student was given 10 to 12 min to present…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Peer Evaluation
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Ng, Pak Tee – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2015
This paper presents the findings of a research project that examines how middle leaders in Singapore schools understand "quality education" and how they think quality education can be achieved. From the perspective of these middle leaders, quality education emphasises holistic development, equips students with the knowledge and skills…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Administrator Attitudes, Middle Management
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Koh, Joyce Hwee Ling; Woo, Huay-Lit; Lim, Wei-Ying – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2013
Teacher education institutions conduct information and communications technology (ICT) courses to prepare preservice teachers (or initial teacher education candidates) to support their teaching practice with appropriate ICT tools. ICT course evaluations based on preservice teachers' perception of course experiences are limited in indicating the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy
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Koh, Kim H.; Tan, Charlene; Ng, Pak Tee – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2012
Using Singapore as an example, we argue that schools need to equip and encourage teachers to adopt authentic assessment in teaching and learning so as to develop the students' higher-order thinking. The importance of teaching and assessing higher-order thinking in Singapore classrooms is encapsulated in the vision of "Thinking Schools"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Performance Based Assessment, Thinking Skills
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Ng, Pak Tee – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2010
This paper describes and examines the nature and evolution of school accountability in the Singapore Education System. In particular, the different facets of school accountability are examined through a theoretical framework comprising four relatively distinct concepts of accountability as performance reporting; as a technical process; as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accountability, Models, Evaluation