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Assessment Strategies for Self-Directed Learning
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Assessment Strategies for Self-Directed Learning

  • Arthur L. Costa - Professor Emeritus, California State University, Sacramento, Institute for Intelligent Behavior, Co-founder
  • Bena Kallick - Vice President, Professional Development Services, Performance Pathways


December 2003 | 192 pages | Corwin
A new volume for the Experts In Assessment series focusing on assessing students' abilities as self-directed learners. Self-directed learners are defined as self-managing, self-monitoring, and self-modifying. These three dispositions need to be assessed to determine if they are being internalized and habituated over time. Arthur L Costa and Bena Kallick use "triangulation" to ensure that the assessment system is balanced and complete. Assessment "triangulation" consists of knowledge, performance, and demonstration.

This book promises to gain a lot of interest and attention merely by the fact that it is authored by the Habits of Mind experts.

 
Series Editors' Introduction
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
1. Why We Need Self-Directed Learners
 
2. The Intellectual Dispositions of Self-Directed Learners
 
3. Developing the Capacity for Self-Assessment
 
4. Assessing the Conditions for Self-Directed Learning
 
5. The Teacher's Role in Self-Directed Learning
 
6. Adapting the Assessment Strategies for Your School and Classroom
 
Afterword
 
Resource A: Some Quotes About Self-Direction
 
Resource B: Selected Resources to Support Self-Directed Learning
 
References
 
Index

"How much do students really love to learn, to persist, to passionately attach a problem or a task? ..to watch some of their prized ideas explode and to start anew? ...to go beyond being merely dutiful or long-winded? Let us assess such things."

Grant Wiggins
Grant Wiggins & Associates

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