Interweaving Curriculum and Classroom Assessment: Engaging the 21st-Century Learner

Paperback | January 10, 2014

bySusan M. Drake, Joanne L. Reid, Wendy Kolohon

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Through an innovative approach that promotes skills- and inquiry-based learning, this unique text encourages both new and experienced teachers to think of assessment and curriculum simultaneously instead of separately. This integrated method shows educators how to create highly engagingteaching strategies that will support students in reaching their full potential in the classroom.

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Through an innovative approach that promotes skills- and inquiry-based learning, this unique text encourages both new and experienced teachers to think of assessment and curriculum simultaneously instead of separately. This integrated method shows educators how to create highly engagingteaching strategies that will support students in ...

Susan Drake is a Professor in the Faculty of Education at Brock University. She has her Ph.D. in curriculum and is an award-winning educator and internationally regarded expert on curriculum development and implementation. She has taught at all levels of education. In addition to consulting with numerous school boards in Canada, Unite...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.46 inPublished:January 10, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195447484

ISBN - 13:9780195447484

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Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroduction: The Twenty-First-Century Learning ExperienceA Framework for a New Story for EducationWhat Is the Old Story?Toward the New StoryOur StoriesThe Chapters AheadProfessional Discussion Questions1. Toward a New Story of Curriculum, Instruction, and AssessmentWhat Is Curriculum?What Is Instruction?What Is Assessment?Guiding Principles of AssessmentThe Emerging New StoryConclusionProfessional Discussion Questions2. Know Your Curriculum Documents and Know Your StudentsKnow Your CurriculumUnderstanding Curriculum DocumentsKnow Your StudentsConclusionProfessional Discussion Questions3. Backward Design with Assessment in MindBackward Design with Assessment in MindApplying Integrated ThinkingDesigning the CurriculumGeneral Guidelines for Creating Assessment Tasks and ToolsInfusing the Spirit of Assessment for Learning into Teaching and LearningClosing the Loop in Curriculum PlanningConclusionProfessional Discusssion Questions4. Exploring Inquiry and Interdisciplinary ModelsInquiry-Based LearningMoving Toward Student-Centred Inquiry LearningInterdisciplinary LearningWhat Is Interdisciplinary or Integrated Curriculum?Comparing ApproachesConclusionProfessional Discussion Questions5. Integrating the CurriculumThe Five Ws of Curriculum IntegrationDesigning a Sample Interdisciplinary UnitA Checkbric for Your Curriculum DesignThinking about AssessmentConclusionProfessional Discussion Questions6. The Twenty-First-Century TeacherRevisiting the Story ModelThe Personal StoryThe Cultural and Global StoryMy Story?Conclusion - Both/AndProfessional Learning QuestionsGlossaryReferencesIndex

Editorial Reviews

"The key strength of this book is the integration of the three components of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. These three are the essentials of effective teaching, so integrating them is a major improvement over treating them separately." --Sharon McCoubrey, University of British Columbia