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Assessing Affective Characteristics in the Schools.

Author: Lorin W Anderson; Sid F Bourke
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The affective realm is a critical, but often forgotten, aspect of schooling. The development of character and the formation of appropriate learning environments rely to a large extent on understanding the affective nature of students. Even when the focus is on cognitive achievement, affect has a role to play. Teachers frequently mention a lack of motivation as a primary reason for students not achieving as well as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Anderson, Lorin W.
Assessing Affective Characteristics in the Schools.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lorin W Anderson; Sid F Bourke
ISBN: 9781135670627 1135670625
OCLC Number: 852756693
Description: 1 online resource (228 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Assessing Affective Characteristics in the Schools; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; 1. Gathering Information About Students' Affect: Why Bother?; 2. Affective Characteristics: What Are They?; 3. Issues in Affective Assessment: How Can Information Be Gathered?; 4. Affective Instruments: What Is Important and What do They Look Like?; 5. Selecting and Designing Affective Instruments: How Do I Avoid Selecting a ""Lemon"" or Designing a ""Dud?""; 6. Treating and Analyzing Affective Data: What Do I Do With All The Numbers?; 7. Interpreting Affective Data: What Do Those Numbers Mean? 8. Affective Assessment and School Improvement: So What?Appendix A; Appendix B; References; Index.

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The affective realm is a critical, but often forgotten, aspect of schooling. The development of character and the formation of appropriate learning environments rely to a large extent on understanding the affective nature of students. Even when the focus is on cognitive achievement, affect has a role to play. Teachers frequently mention a lack of motivation as a primary reason for students not achieving as well as they should or as well as their teachers would like. Despite the importance of affect, educators rarely make an effort to systematically collect and use information about s.

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