Prezi: How can we measure teaching and learning in mathematics?

This presentation by Maria Anderson (Muskegon Community College) is a great introduction to approaches educational researchers take to measure teaching and learning in mathematics. (More comments after the jump...)

           

One thing to keep in mind is that each of the measurement tools mentioned is intended to measure a different aspect of learning. Learning is complex and involves things like conceptual understanding, dispositions towards things like learning and studying, classroom environment, teachers' beliefs about learning, etc. One tool (for example, a standardized test) is not going to capture everything there is to know about what goes on in schools. That said, this presentation does a great job of describing the set of tools that researchers have available to them to capture what we think is involved in learning.

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