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ERIC Number: EJ1199609
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0085-0969
Geographical Education That Matters -- A Critical Discussion of Consequential Validity in Assessment of School Geography
Chang, Chew Hung; Seow, Tricia
Geographical Education, v31 p31-40 2018
The word "test" comes to mind when a person, who is unacquainted with education discourses, reads about assessment issues. Beyond issues of reliability and validity in designing measurement constructs, assessment for school geography must result in better geographical learning. In other words, there must be "consequential validity" so that the way teachers collect information about students is aligned to the goals of improving learning. While geographical educators agree that finding out if someone has learnt what you intend for them to learn goes beyond performance in pen and paper examinations, school geography intends for children to learn beyond geographical knowledge. In fact, geographical educators are interested in evaluating if our students are better in developing skills that will help them be actively engaged and contributing citizens of the world that they are living in.
Australian Geography Teachers' Association. PO Box 315 Artarmon NSW 1570, Australia. Tel: 0437-897-993; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore
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