Purposeful Pedagogy
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An online library of effective teaching techniques and methodologies which inspire enduring and meaningful learning.
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4 Alternatives to Letter-Grade Evaluations

4 Alternatives to Letter-Grade Evaluations | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
What is the rationale behind the use of letter grades? Why have we used the A’s, B’s and C’s to evaluate students for so long? Does this method still work? Did it ever? Traditionally, the letter grading method has served multiple purposes: to indicate student aptitude, to provide feedback and guidance, and to offer motivation. Any grading method should meet those needs if it is to survive. Recently, new methods of grading have come on the scene and they’re worth exploring because they offer fres

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CHRISTINE OWEN's curator insight, June 13, 2015 7:25 PM

The need for new types and forms of assessment are inherent in the new pedagogy which is finally making full scale appearances world wide. It's not logical to assess concepts in the same way as we have assessed content.

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Use grades and comments to teach, not just to justify

Use grades and comments to teach, not just to justify | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
The lack of absolute standards for grading can make marking assignments a
task filled with anxiety. Are you too strict a grader? Too soft? Are you
letting your annoyance at the kid who sleeps through class influence his
essay grades?
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"Grading has nothing to do with Learning"

"Grading has nothing to do with Learning" | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Teacher hate grading papers and projects. Here are 4 reasons every teacher wants to stop grading students.

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