Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity
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Complexity, chaos, and ambiguity are aspects of leadership and learning. Without those we cannot innovate and create.
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Survey: Teaching demands taking toll on educators

Survey: Teaching demands taking toll on educators | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
A new survey reveals teachers are concerned and frustrated with shifting policies, an outsized focus on testing and a lack of voice in decision-making. 
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Although this is an American study, I think it applies more broadly. There is a need to look at local contexts, but, but when I invite teachers to interview, the shifting pedagogic landscape, lack of time, and lack of voice are expressed.
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 13, 6:54 PM

Didn't need a survey to know this! Thanks to Ivon Prefontaine.

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Differentiated Evaluation: An Inclusive Evaluation Strategy Aimed at Promoting Student Engagement and Student Learning in Undergraduate Classrooms

July 3, 2014

Julie Gosselin and Annie Gagné, University of Ottawa

 

Summary by Academica Top Ten, 7 July 2014

Giving students options on evaluation method improves achievement 

A new report from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) has found that offering students choice in how they will be evaluated can improve their performance and their perception of the learning experience. The report follows a study in which third-year psychology students were offered a choice between traditional examinations and differentiated evaluation (DE), in which they had the choice of several term project options. Students who chose DE and were performing below the class average improved their scores on the final exam more than those students who did not select a term project. Students also reported positive perceptions of the DE options, and said that it alleviated some of the stress they experienced writing traditional examinations. They said that the DE option added to their workload but felt that it better allowed them to showcase what they had learned. HEQCO Report Summary | Full Report


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Assessment should be focused on the individual student within the context of the learning they undertake.

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“A new study shows,” Education, and the Media

As I continue to document, the mainstream media believe everyone is an expert on education (except educators, of course). In today's two-experts-collide, know-nothing David Brooks comes out against GPA while latching onto Angela Duckworth's "grit" sequel that is poised to maintain her racism/classism train to fame and fortune. As John Oliver has now confronted (see…
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Research which generalizes tends to abstract and make theoretical. What it means in each classroom context is an important question. It will mean something different even from day to day.
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