Refer to the article ‘A conundrum: rubrics for creativity/metacognitive development’. This article is included in this Unit’s reading list.
On the use of rubrics to generate artifacts for grading… ‘our concern is that the teacher is restricting students’ problem solving, decision-making, and creativity—traits needed in a democratic society for governance as well as for economic productivity. Are today’s educators systematically discouraging creative thought and actions by our P–12 learners? Matching their work to a teacher-designed template (i.e., a scoring rubric) is different from analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating elements as students pull a product together for an assignment.
2. Examine whether in your use of rubrics (current or future use) you allow for ‘creativity’, ‘flexibility’ and ‘individual initiative’. Support your ideas with examples.
Submit a paper which is 2-3 pages in length, exclusive of the reference page, double-spaced using 12 point, Times New Roman font. The paper must be well written and cite at least 3 outside sources and two from the ones that are provided below in APA format. Check all content for grammar, spelling and to be sure that you have properly cited all resources (in APA format) used.
1. Authentic assessment. (n.d.). Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL). https://citl.indiana.edu/teaching-resources/assessing-student-learning/authentic-assessment/
2. Callison, Daniel. (1998). Authentic assessment. School Library Media Activities Monthly 14(5). http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslpubsandjournals/slr/edchoice/SLMQ_AuthenticAssessment_InfoPower.pdf
3. Chapman, V., & Inman, D. (2009). A conundrum: rubrics or creativity/metacognitive development? Educational Horizons. https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ849020.pdf
4. Frey, B., Schmitt, V., & Allen, J. (2012). Defining authentic classroom assessment. Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation, 17(2).
5. Henning, Melissa. (n.d.). Rubrics to the rescue. Teachers First, Thinking Teachers Teaching Thinkers. https://www.teachersfirst.com/lessons/rubrics/index.cfm
6. Millis, B. (2016, December). Using metacognition to promote learning. IDEA Paper #63. https://www.ideaedu.org/Portals/0/Uploads/Documents/IDEA%20Papers/IDEA%20Papers/PaperIDEA_63.pdf or https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED573671
7. Rethinking classroom assessment with purpose in mind. (2006). Western and Northern Canadian Protocol for Collaboration in Education. https://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/assess/wncp/full_doc.pdf
1. EDUTOPIA. (2011, June 23). Keeping assessment relevant and ‘authentic’ [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/HfwGqH9w-64
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