Assessing Affective Characteristics in the Schools by Lorin W. Anderson

By Lorin W. Anderson

The affective realm is a serious, yet usually forgotten, element of education. the improvement of personality and the formation of applicable studying environments count to a wide volume on realizing the affective nature of scholars. even if the point of interest is on cognitive fulfillment, impact has a task to play. academics usually point out an absence of motivation as a main reason behind scholars no longer reaching in addition to they need to or in addition to their academics would favor. regardless of the significance of have an effect on, educators hardly ever take the time to systematically gather and use information regarding scholars' affective features to higher comprehend scholars and to considerably increase the standard of schooling they obtain. This book's goal is to supply educators with the information and abilities they should layout and choose tools that may be used to collect information regarding scholars' affective features. as soon as legitimate and trustworthy details has been amassed, it may be used to assist in realizing and to enhance academic caliber. the second one variation beneficial properties: * an up to date checklist of affective features (i.e., attitudes, values, pursuits, vanity, self-efficacy, locus of keep an eye on) * a twin emphasis on making a choice on and designing affective review tools * an emphasis on multi-scale tools (i.e., a unmarried device with a number of affective scales) * using a unmarried small info set to demonstrate and foster figuring out of key options and systems * a twin emphasis on info approximately person scholars and teams of scholars * a twin specialize in the instrumental price of affective info and the inherent price of affective facts (i.e., impact is effective in and of itself)

Show description

Read or Download Assessing Affective Characteristics in the Schools PDF

Similar assessment books

Unlocking Assessment (The Unlocking Series)

Evaluation is inextricably associated with studying and educating, and its profile in British colleges hasn't ever been better. lately the worth and significance of formative overview in aiding studying and instructing has additionally develop into extensively acknowledged. even though overview is a main challenge of someone taken with schooling it is still a hugely complicated box the place a lot controversy and false impression abounds.

Shelf Life Assessment of Food

Opting for actual shelf lifestyles information for meals is key for assuring foodstuff caliber and maintaining shoppers from the consequences of decay. With a formal stability of conception and functional examples, Shelf lifestyles evaluate of foodstuff offers the basic standards and present methodologies for acquiring exact and trustworthy shelf existence courting.

Guide to Psychological Assessment with Hispanics

This ebook specializes in variety, tradition, and ethnicity as they relate to mental review of Hispanics. it's a how-to advisor for clinicians, researchers, and teachers operating with Hispanic consumers. every one bankruptcy includes an summary of cultural issues wanted for assessing the Hispanic shopper by means of a particular exploration of the overview measures on hand and the examine that has been carried out on those measures with Hispanic members.

Learning Analytics: From Research to Practice

In schooling this present day, expertise by myself does not regularly bring about quick good fortune for college kids or associations. so one can gauge the efficacy of academic know-how, we'd like how you can degree the efficacy of academic practices of their personal correct. via a greater figuring out of the way studying occurs, we may go towards developing top practices for college students, educators, and associations.

Additional info for Assessing Affective Characteristics in the Schools

Example text

No one likes to be labeled. Similarly, in the affective domain, the gathering of the information can lead to both good and poor uses of information. A teacher, for example, can use the information that a student has a negative attitude toward his or her course to berate the student in front of others. Or a teacher can use this information to work toward development of a more positive attitude on the part of the student. Because uses of affective information can vary widely, concerns for privacy are justified once again.

The following three excerpts are taken from Binet and Simon's (1916) now classic book, The Development of Intelligence in Children: Our examination of intelligence cannot take account of all [the] qualities, attention, will, regularity, continuity, docility, and courage which play so important a part in school work, and also in after-life; for life is not so much a conflict of intelligence as a combat of character. (p. 256) We must expect in fact that the children whom we judge the most intelligent, will not always be those who are the most advanced in their studies.

F.  Title. 26dc21 CIP Books published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates are printed on acid-free paper, and their bindings are chosen for strength and du- rability. Printed in the United States of America 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Page v Contents Preface vii 1 Gathering Information about Students' Affect: Why Bother? 1 2 Affective Characteristics: What Are They? 24 3 Issues in Affective Assessment: How Can Information Be Gathered? 49 4 Affective Instruments: What Is Important and What Do They Look Like?

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.28 of 5 – based on 43 votes