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Argumentative writing: theory, assessment, and instruction

Ralph P. Ferretti, Steve Graham
2019 Reading and writing  
The fifth century BC is seminal in the development of argumentation and human rationality because we see for the first time the construction of a written meta-representational system designed to formalize  ...  Despite the early emergence of oral argumentation, written argumentation is slow to develop, insensitive to alternative perspectives, and generally of poor quality.  ...  Deane et al. (2018) reported about the use of scenario-based assessments (SBAs) to measure the component skills that underlie written argumentation.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11145-019-09950-x fatcat:g3kmy6mvhba4nlb7jo7mnez6ce

Science Teachers' Views about Inclusion of Socio-Scientific Issues in UAE Science Curriculum and Teaching

Sara Samir El Arbid, UAE University, United Arab Emirates,, Hassan H. Tairab, UAE University, United Arab Emirates,
2020 International Journal of Instruction  
A survey administered to 130 science teachers of different background and experiences. The findings revealed that science teachers had positive views on the inclusion of SSI in the curriculum.  ...  The purpose of this study was to examine the views of secondary school science teachers regarding the inclusion of socio-scientific issues (SSI) in the curriculum, and the factors that may facilitate or  ...  Several different scenarios might be used in the process of incorporating SSI in the UAE's science curriculum.  ... 
doi:10.29333/iji.2020.13250a fatcat:6otyo7lsbfe4piz5s6j6gef7vq

Toward a Differential and Situated View of Assessment Literacy: Studying Teachers' Responses to Classroom Assessment Scenarios

Christopher DeLuca, Andrew Coombs, Stephen MacGregor, Amirhossein Rasooli
2019 Frontiers in Education  
Drawing on a contemporary view of assessment literacy, and providing empirical evidence for assessment literacy as a differential and situated professional competency, the purpose of this study is to explore  ...  By drawing on data from 453 beginning teachers who were asked to consider their teaching context and identify their likely actions in response to common assessment scenarios, this paper makes a case for  ...  Assessment as a means to hold schools accountable for student performance requires teachers to either emphasize the reporting of instructional quality within a school or changes in the quality of instruction  ... 
doi:10.3389/feduc.2019.00094 fatcat:nwg3i22s7bgbrgwr5cmh3fbncy

(2021) Volume 2, Issue 4 Cultural Implications of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC Authors: Dr. Unsa Jamshed Amar Jahangir Anbrin Khawaja Abstract: This study is an attempt to highlight the cultural implication of CPEC on Pak-China relations, how it will align two nations culturally, and what steps were taken by the governments of two states to bring the people closer. After the establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and China, the cultural aspect of relations between the two states al ...

2021 Journal of Development and Social Sciences  
Inter-provincial water sharing issue in Pakistan is a classic example of upstream-downstream rivalry which has been traced back from the pre-partition history of Pakistan.  ...  Many international treaties, laws and water management models are available to settle down the water sharing issues among the states like Absolute Territorial Sovereignty and the Upper Riparian, Absolute  ...  At macro level, national interests of a country stand on the strong bases of cohesion, integration and sovereignty.  ... 
doi:10.47205/jdss.2021(2-iv)74 fatcat:o63evbbvmfghhfbrzetuczvedq


2022 Milli Eğitim Dergisi  
The curriculum might be a potential reason for this problem.  ...  It is important to revise the standards to include metacognitive knowledge about reading, self, strategies, and task and to have students practice self-assessment of reading process, effectiveness of strategies  ...  in the text, find alternative solutions to those problems in the text, reflect on the text, and relate the text to the life or develop examples based on the arguments in the text.  ... 
doi:10.37669/milliegitim.792872 fatcat:hhattsxu3bhhjbpaumojpu7xci

Distinguishing Science from Non-Science: Preservice Elementary Teachers' Perspectives on Evolution, Creationism, and Intelligent Design

Mark A. Bloom
2017 International Journal of Educational Methodology  
The scenario proposed that the local school board was considering a motion to alter the science curriculum by introducing creationism and intelligent design (ID) to the unit on biological evolution and  ...  Data came from an activity designed by the authors entitled "Science in the Public Schools -School Board Scenario."  ...  Two of these PSTs seemed to rely on the short explanation of ID included in the school board scenario.  ... 
doi:10.12973/ijem.3.1.1 fatcat:mipvfpp3ezcgzct72gfi3cbcwe

The Critical Thinking Skill Gap in the Kenyan Education Curriculum

Cosmas Masega Ongesa
2020 Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education  
In Kenya, the curriculum mentions developing critical thinking as one of its objectives, but a critical review reveals that the education system prioritizes competitive exams and rote memorization over  ...  In this paper, I argue that educational authorities can achieve this objective if they critically evaluate the purpose of education regularly to ensure that there is an alignment between the stated goals  ...  Koziol and Moss (2005) added that learners should be assessed based on their positionality and the nature of their arguments.  ... 
doi:10.32674/jise.v9isi.1860 fatcat:73lw7m2gvfggdmdgsz4x77qxyu

Understanding learners and learning in ESP genre-based writing instruction

An Cheng
2006 English for Specific Purposes  
of learning that are sensitive to the unique conceptual framework and pedagogical realities of ESP genre-based writing classroom.  ...  In this paper, I first examine previous studies and theoretical debates to argue for the importance of closely examining learners and learning in the ESP genre-based writing classroom.  ...  In the next subsection, I briefly describe a concrete research scenario in which I re(de)fine the construct of advanced learner to see how it can serve as a lens to reexamine data and to uncover learner  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.esp.2005.07.002 fatcat:e6l2umjclnaknnwismjn3dzuuy

Teaching English at Indonesian Islamic Higher Education: An Epistemological Perspective

Dedi Irwansyah
2018 Dinamika Ilmu  
Third, the Islamic epistemology should be integrated, explicitly or implicitly, into the curriculum, teaching materials, classroom scenario, assessment, academic atmosphere, and research policy.  ...  Different beliefs on what constitute as sources of knowledge and methods of knowledge acquisition bring about different instructional implications.  ...  The former pertains to the elements directly related to the instructional activities such as curriculum, teaching materials, classroom scenario, and assessment.  ... 
doi:10.21093/di.v18i1.1120 fatcat:6zto2dgzz5h6zguxf3ktpwtbpu

Using Structured Classroom Vignettes to Measure Instructional Practices in Mathematics

Brian Stecher, Vi-Nhuan Le, Laura Hamilton, Gery Ryan, Abby Robyn, J. R. Lockwood
2006 Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis  
In addition, the expert panel identified a subset of the elements that were most amenable to assessment in the form of written vignettes and responses.  ...  The vignette-based section of the survey began with a general description of the scenarios and specific instructions about how to respond.  ...  Appendix B: Area and Perimeter Scenario Teaching Scenarios Instructions.  ... 
doi:10.3102/01623737028002101 fatcat:5c3hgnednzb6dojxjfbho4dli4

Key Practices in the English Language Arts (ELA): Linking Learning Theory, Assessment, and Instruction

Paul Deane, John Sabatini, Gary Feng, Jesse Sparks, Yi Song, Mary Fowles, Tenaha O'Reilly, Katherine Jueds, Robert Krovetz, Colleen Foley
2015 ETS Research Report Series  
This point is articulated later in this report (see section The Link Between Key Practices and Scenario-Based Assessments).  ...  structure of scenarios and LPs to define the specific skills to be assessed.  ... 
doi:10.1002/ets2.12063 fatcat:im4ezutwdfg4pit3vsg525qjem

Developing a problem-based learning (PBL) curriculum for professionalism and scientific integrity training for biomedical graduate students

N. L. Jones, A. M. Peiffer, A. Lambros, M. Guthold, A. D. Johnson, M. Tytell, A. E. Ronca, J. C. Eldridge
2010 Journal of Medical Ethics  
Both faculty and students endorsed the active learning approach for these topics, in contrast to a compliance-based approach that emphasises learning rules and regulations.  ...  more of the RCR instructional areas; and (4) at least one type of moral reflection.  ...  Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.  ... 
doi:10.1136/jme.2009.035220 pmid:20797979 pmcid:PMC3809997 fatcat:qluxmqi3gvhsxg3hivrqqr2vvu

Improving quality in software engineering through emphasis on communication

Barbara Mirel, Leslie A. Olsen, Atul Prakash, Elliot Soloway
1999 Computer Standards & Interfaces  
The goal is to improve the usability of the software product, to overcome some problems due to time constraints of a school term, and to bring the course more in step with industry approaches by the following  ...  We will describe the integration of a communication component into a senior-level design course in software engineering, the structure of the component, and methods for testing its effects.  ...  [For instance,] activities mean different things in programmming and in written instruction" 2 "Specification-in-the-large" is an activity in which there are many participants-clients, systems analysts  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0920-5489(99)92150-5 fatcat:l2a4o3ppjzfspouxtxlbemcm2m

Designing a 21st Century Assessment in EFL Learning Context

A Nurul Asri
2019 KnE Social Sciences  
In addition, the different purposes require different sources of evidence to evaluate the validity of the assessment.  ...  The present paper addresses the ways of designing a 21st century assessment in English as a Foreign Language learning context The assessment is aligned to the six strands, namely creativity and innovation  ...  That is, instructionally sensitive tests are influenced by the quality of instruction and a generalizable result transfers to other real life applications. • generate information that can be acted upon  ... 
doi:10.18502/kss.v3i10.3915 fatcat:zpdbm3yu6jdaxkjr7spqjo6emy

Science assessments for all: Integrating science simulations into balanced state science assessment systems

Edys S. Quellmalz, Michael J. Timms, Matt D. Silberglitt, Barbara C. Buckley
2012 Journal of Research in Science Teaching  
The project studied the psychometric quality, feasibility, and utility of simulation-based science assessments designed to serve formative purposes during a unit and to provide summative evidence of end-of-unit  ...  The SimScientists program at WestEd developed simulation-based, curriculum-embedded, and unit benchmark assessments for two middle school topics, Ecosystems and Force & Motion.  ...  recommendations expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the US Department of Education or the National Science Foundation.  ... 
doi:10.1002/tea.21005 fatcat:mj6bkttgcvh7rngh42gulo7ijq
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