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Teaching about diverse families through case studies and authentic performance assessment

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Abstract


  • Authentic performance assessment connects active learning pedagogy with

    assessment of student learning. For family sciences, authentic performance assessment presents

    an opportunity to evaluate knowledge and skills related to working with families within the

    classroom context. This form of assessment can be combined with popular teaching strategies,

    like using family case studies, to provide application and context for course content. This article

    reviews the literature on authentic performance assessment and its application in the family

    science literature, and provides an example of an authentic performance assessment in a course

    on understanding and working with diverse families. The discussion provides suggestions for

    instructors in family science considering a shift from traditional to authentic assessment.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Wright, A. Conley. (2013). Teaching about diverse families through case studies and authentic performance assessment. Family Science Review, 18 (1), 134-150.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1896&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/897

Number Of Pages


  • 16

Start Page


  • 134

End Page


  • 150

Volume


  • 18

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • Authentic performance assessment connects active learning pedagogy with

    assessment of student learning. For family sciences, authentic performance assessment presents

    an opportunity to evaluate knowledge and skills related to working with families within the

    classroom context. This form of assessment can be combined with popular teaching strategies,

    like using family case studies, to provide application and context for course content. This article

    reviews the literature on authentic performance assessment and its application in the family

    science literature, and provides an example of an authentic performance assessment in a course

    on understanding and working with diverse families. The discussion provides suggestions for

    instructors in family science considering a shift from traditional to authentic assessment.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Wright, A. Conley. (2013). Teaching about diverse families through case studies and authentic performance assessment. Family Science Review, 18 (1), 134-150.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1896&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/897

Number Of Pages


  • 16

Start Page


  • 134

End Page


  • 150

Volume


  • 18

Issue


  • 1