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
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
Resource A: Some Quotes About Self-Direction
Resource B: Selected Resources to Support Self-Directed Learning