Will This Be On The Test?: The Challenge of Assessing Cognitive Skills
Creativity we know it when we see it. But how do we assess learning and improvements in a variety of cognitive skills including self awareness, rationality, and open-minded thinking? What are the measures and how can we develop a valuable rubric for assessing evidence of process in projects, portfolios, and more traditional artifacts of learning?
You can find the documents we created at: The Notes: bit.ly/wSFzAP The Spreadsheet: bit.ly/yDk9d5 The Slides: bit.ly/wEAO9R (The Original Survey: bit.ly/think4achange)
This conversation with begin with the group identifying a common list of critical cognitive skills. Based on the identified skills, small groups will discuss how they are or could assess learning in these areas. Each group will also be asked to discuss the question: do these measures inevitably have to focus more on failure in these areas than success? In a large group forum, groups will share experiences, learnings, and ideas for trial and improvement.
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