Technology Assessment in Education and Training

By Eva L. Baker; Harold F. O'Neil Jr. | Go to book overview

10
Assessing Programs That Invite Thinking

Susan R. Goldman James W. Pellegrino John Bransford Vanderbilt University


INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

Our goal in this chapter is to discuss issues of evaluation that have arisen in the context of a problem-solving series that has been developed by the Cognition and Technology Group at Vanderbilt's Learning Technology Center. The research and development of the series, called "The Adventures of Jasper Woodbury," began as an effort to offer an alternative to traditional classroom contexts where students often fail to see the relevance of what they are learning to real life (e.g., Cognition and Technology Group at Vanderbilt, CTGV, 1990). A major goal of the series is to generate excitement about mathematics and science among middle school students (Grades 5, 6, 7) and help them develop powerful skills of mathematical problem formulation and problem solving. A second goal is to help students see how content domains that are traditionally taught as separate "subjects" are actually integrated in the real world (CTGV, 1991a, 1991b, 1993). Solving real problems often involves using math, science, geographic, and economic concepts together. The Jasper problem-solving series provides opportunities for students to experience such interdependence. A third goal of the series is to motivate students to become proficient in the "basic skills" of mathematics. We say more about each of these goals in subsequent sections of the chapter.

The introduction of the series as part of the regular classroom curriculum has brought to the forefront critical assessment and evaluation issues. As evidenced by the other chapters in this volume, there is considerable interest in implementing new technologies in instructional settings and assessing the effects they have on instructional outcomes. What remains less clear is how to classify the various

-199-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Technology Assessment in Education and Training
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
/ 260

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.