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Education Theories & Assessments - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you'll study a series of video and text-based lessons that discuss fundamental education theories and the applications of student assessments. Follow along with our expert instructors to explore the elements of the Common Core, standard-based education methods, project-based learning, student assessment methods and much more. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Outline the purpose and structure of the Common Core
- Explain the importance of standard-based education
- Design instruction around student goals and government standards
- Compare types of instructional strategies, learner-centered teaching methods and project-based learning activities
- Determine how personal factors impact student learning and success
- Recognize effective student assessment tools
- Analyze examples of authentic assessments
- Inform instruction through the use of data
This chapter is entirely self-paced, and you can access the material online at any time using your computer or mobile device. Be sure to take the accompanying lesson quizzes and chapter exam to reinforce your understanding of the information. You can review the lessons as many times as needed, and we encourage you to take advantage of the Ask the Expert feature if you have any questions.
1. Understanding the Common Core
The Common Core Standards are a set of standards that are becoming more prominent in education. This lesson will help you understand the Common Core so you can better teach according to the standards.
2. Standard-Based Education: Definition & Importance
A standards-based approach to education is growing increasingly popular in the United States. In this lesson, we'll explore what standards-based education is, how it differs from standards-referenced education, and why it's important.
3. Designing Instruction Around Government Standards & Student Goals
In education, there is a large emphasis placed on standards for education and ensuring that students can meet those standards. This lesson will explain how you can design your instruction around those standards using learning objectives and student goals.
4. What are Instructional Strategies? - Types & Examples
This lesson provides examples of different instructional strategies to help students learn, including prior knowledge activation, demonstration, problem-based learning, group collaboration, modeling, and scaffolded instruction.
5. Personal Factors Affecting Student Learning & Success
Personal factors, like personality and social skills, impact a student's success and ability to learn. This lesson outlines factors that affect student learning and success and details how they impact learning.
6. Learner-Centered Teaching: Strategies & Methods
In contemporary educational circles, we hear a lot about learner-centered learning and teaching. This lesson will introduce you to this concept in depth and give you some ideas about strategies and methods that promote learner-centered teaching.
7. Project-Based Learning Activities: Types & Examples
Project-based learning is a great way to engage students in authentic application of knowledge and skills. This lesson gives you some ideas for different kinds of project-based learning activities you can incorporate into the classroom.
8. Student Assessment in the Classroom: Tools & Methods
Assessment is one of the most important things you will do in your classroom, as it drives your instruction and helps you meet each student's needs. This lesson will introduce you to some tools and methods for assessment.
9. Authentic Assessments: Definition & Examples
Authentic assessments are those which involve applying learned information to new situations. In this lesson, we will define the characteristics of an authentic assessment and discuss examples.
10. Using Data to Inform Instruction
This lesson highlights how data is used to improve student achievement through instruction, assessment, analysis, and re-teaching. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.
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