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Learning Progressions in Science

Current Challenges and Future Directions

Editors: Alonzo, Alicia C., Gotwals, Amelia Wenk (Eds.)

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Learning progressions – descriptions of increasingly sophisticated ways of thinking about or understanding a topic (National Research Council, 2007) – represent a promising framework for developing organized curricula and meaningful assessments in science. In addition, well-grounded learning progressions may allow for coherence between cognitive models of how understanding develops in a given domain, classroom instruction, professional development, and classroom and large-scale assessments. Because of the promise that learning progressions hold for bringing organization and structure to often disconnected views of how to teach and assess science, they are rapidly gaining popularity in the science education community. However, there are signi?cant challenges faced by all engaged in this work. In June 2009, science education researchers and practitioners, as well as scientists, psychometricians, and assessment specialists convened to discuss these challenges as part of the Learning Progressions in Science (LeaPS) conference. The LeaPS conference provided a structured forum for considering design decisions entailed in four aspects of work on learning progressions: de?ning learning progressions; developing assessments to elicit student responses relative to learning progressions; modeling and interpreting student performance with respect to a learning progressions; and using learning progressions to in?uence standards, curricula, and teacher education. This book presents speci?c examples of learning progression work and syntheses of ideas from these examples and discussions at the LeaPS conference.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Gotwals, Amelia Wenk (et al.)

    Pages 3-12

  • Reflections on Learning Progressions

    Shavelson, Richard J. (et al.)

    Pages 13-26

  • The Importance, Cautions and Future of Learning Progression Research

    Krajcik, Joseph S.

    Pages 27-36

  • Addressing Challenges in Developing Learning Progressions For Environmental Science Literacy

    Gunckel, Kristin L. (et al.)

    Pages 39-75

  • Challenges in Defining and Validating an Astronomy Learning Progression

    Plummer, Julia D.

    Pages 77-100

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Learning Progressions in Science
Book Subtitle
Current Challenges and Future Directions
Editors
  • Alicia C. Alonzo
  • Amelia Wenk Gotwals
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-6091-824-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6091-824-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 496
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