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Formative Assessment and Science Education

  • Beverley Bell
  • Bronwen Cowie

Part of the Science & Technology Education Library book series (CTISE, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Beverley Bell, Bronwen Cowie
    Pages 1-10
  3. Beverley Bell, Bronwen Cowie
    Pages 11-24
  4. Beverley Bell, Bronwen Cowie
    Pages 25-61
  5. Beverley Bell, Bronwen Cowie
    Pages 62-79
  6. Beverley Bell, Bronwen Cowie
    Pages 80-94
  7. Beverley Bell, Bronwen Cowie
    Pages 95-112
  8. Beverley Bell, Bronwen Cowie
    Pages 113-129
  9. Beverley Bell, Bronwen Cowie
    Pages 130-136
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 137-146

About this book

Introduction

Formative Assessment and Science Education documents the findings of a research project which investigated the ways in which teachers and students used formative assessment to improve the teaching and learning of science in some New Zealand classrooms. The research documented in this book used the definition of formative assessment as `the process used by teachers and students to recognise and respond to students' learning, in order to enhance that learning, during the learning'.
The book contains one detailed case study from the research, as well as cameos of instances of formative assessment. The book also contains two summaries of the research findings - a model developed to describe the process of formative assessment used by the teachers and students involved in the research, and a summary of the characteristics of formative assessment. The findings are also theorised with respect to sociocultural and discursive views of learning.
This research will be of interest to graduate students and researchers, as well as teacher educators, curriculum developers, and assessment specialists.

Keywords

curriculum education learning science science education

Authors and affiliations

  • Beverley Bell
    • 1
  • Bronwen Cowie
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/0-306-47227-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-6769-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47227-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1878-0482
  • Series Online ISSN 1878-0784
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