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CURRICULUM ISSUES: Assessment

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Mary Erickson (MARY.ERICKSON)
Sun, 13 Apr 1997 19:56:45 -0700


TPowers writes:

"I like where we are now because I am learning so much myself but
I do wonder what my effectiveness as a teacher is sometimes.
QUESTION-Do learners absorb ideas when they are ready? Do they
absorb partially the lessons, What percentage of learners have
meaningful outcomes?"

Boy, do I agree with you! I am excited to be participating in a field
which is thinking and feeling its way through such interesting challenges
(like communicating on the Internet). But just because I'm having a great
time doesn't mean that what I'm doing (like writing curriculum or leading
an online seminar) is effective. Assessment can help us with these
problems. In "Our Place in the World" you can find sample procedures and
rubrics for assessing whether students have learned the objectives set
forth in the lessons. Maybe some of those procedures or rubrics can give
you some ideas about how you can assess whether your students have learned
what you intend as a result of your lessons.

I'd very much like to be able to assess the extent to which this seminar
has been effective. I know that I've learned a lot, but that's not why the
Getty Education Institute asked me to facilitate this discussion. Your
active participation gives me some evidence of success. Thank you for
taking the time to respond.

And to anyone else who is listening, I could really use the feedback.

Mary Erickson


  • Maybe reply: Rosa Juliusdottir: "Re: CURRICULUM ISSUES: Assessment"