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By David I. Hanauer, Graham F. Hatfull, Debbie Jacobs-Sera

ISBN-10: 0387896481

ISBN-13: 9780387896489

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Active Assessment describes an cutting edge method of the review of medical inquiry. The procedure is called lively evaluation and is predicated at the concept that scientist-educators can create genuine exams that increase engagement within the academic technique and supply significant overview facts on pupil studying. This e-book offers with a particular academic context – the in-laboratory, clinical inquiry, academic application - and addresses how one can examine wisdom improvement and results inside this atmosphere. The publication is split into sections. within the first part a transparent theoretical creation to the conceptual and sensible points of medical inquiry evaluate are awarded. Active evaluate offers new insights into the certainty of either medical inquiry and the review of medical inquiry. the second one element of the e-book presents a case examine within which energetic overview used to be used and constructed. the explicit software addressed is the PHIRE (Phage looking Integrating learn and schooling) software positioned on the collage of Pittsburgh. This software is outlined and the general evaluate technique and particular evaluation instruments are defined. This ebook presents a transparent, sensible and entire realizing of matters taken with clinical inquiry evaluation.

Dr. David Ian Hanauer is an academic researcher and the review Coordinator within the PHIRE application and a Professor of English on the Graduate application for Composition and TESOL at Indiana collage of Pennsylvania

Dr. Graham F. Hatfull is the top Researcher and software Director of the PHIRE application. he's the Eberly relations Professor of Biotechnology Professor of Biology, an HHMI Professor and presently the Chair of the dept of organic Sciences on the college of Pittsburgh.

Ms. Deborah Jacobs-Sera is the Coordinator of PHIRE application.

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5 Chapter Summary 21 • The term scientific inquiry as manifest in different educational settings covers a wide range of diverse activities. • The differences in types of scientific inquiry can be organized along a continuum according to the degree of teacher control and intellectual sophistication involved in each type of inquiry. • Types of scientific inquiry can also be defined according to whether they produce cultural knowledge or personal knowledge. • Authentic scientific inquiry is defined according to five characteristics: development of personal and cultural knowledge; contextualized scientific knowledge; the progression toward high-order problem solving; social interaction for scientific goals; and scientific inquiry as a multi-stage and multi-representational process.

Active assessment aims to develop an overall assessment approach that is as authentic and as meaningful as possible. Accordingly the central task of assessment development is the explicit description of the scientific inquiry process that can form the basis of the assessment tasks.

Assessment is differentiated from evaluation (the judgmental usage of assessment data) and testing (the procedure for collecting assessment data). • The functions of assessment can be summative, formative, or diagnostic. • Elicitation tasks can be defined according to five characteristics: modality, authenticity, discreteness, type of knowledge assessed, and degree of structure • The process of developing an assessment procedure involves the stages of stating the purpose, selecting an appropriate task format, writing or modifying the task, clarifying administrative procedures, developing a scoring rubric, trial test of the task, revising the task, and analyzing the results.

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