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Chapter 8 - Eisner. The functions and forms of evaluation. 5 important functions of evaluation. To Diagnose Revise curricula Compare Identifying educational needs Determine if objectives have been achieved. Major subject matters of evaluation. Significance of content

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Chapter 8 eisner

Chapter 8 - Eisner

The functions and forms of evaluation


5 important functions of evaluation

5 important functions of evaluation

  • To

    • Diagnose

    • Revise curricula

    • Compare

    • Identifying educational needs

    • Determine if objectives have been achieved


Major subject matters of evaluation

Major subject matters of evaluation

  • Significance of content

    • Important to determine whether the content and tasks are within the scope

    • Experiential fitness of the content to the experiential background of students


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  • Quality of Teaching

    • Evaluating the quality of teaching is easier to say than to do.

    • The need for quantification, for explanation, for replicability, and for generalization has often led to a highly reductionistic approach to the study of teaching

    • What is true? What counts as evidence?

    • If educational practitioners had to base their educational practices on hard data, we would have to close our schools.


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  • Outcomes achieved

    • Outcome is a broader term than objective‚Ķ objectives can be included in the outcomes

      • Student-Specific

      • Teacher-Specific

      • Subject-Specific

    • Not always the obvious: What has a student learned in my class or course that is not about what I have been teaching?


Is evaluation an art

Is evaluation an art?

  • The problem of

    • communicating to some public about what has happened in the educational institution

    • making known what is weak and strong,

    • making known what needs support and what does not

      can be conceived as an artistic problem.

  • Put together an expressive, sensitive, and revealing picture of educational practice and consequences.


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