Computer-based try-out for assessing communication goals in physics
2014 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
The Swedish science curriculum in compulsory school got a new component in the reform 2011 (Skolverket, 2011a). The new component consists of required communications skills that students should show in classroom discussions. In the work with national tests we did a try-out of a possible test item that could be aiming at those skills. The item consisted of two parts, the first was that students should use a number of recommended internet links to find information of the main topic in the item, namely if Sweden should continue to use nuclear energy. The second part consisted of a chat discussion between small groups of students that were done in a database environment where students should argue pros and cons the question. This pilot-test found that students were capable to use computers to search information and to discuss arguments with each other in a chat room. However, the number of students in the pilot test was small and the test item needed strongly development to fit the test frames to adjust to 35 000 students taking a written paper-and-pen test.
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Research subject didactics of educational measurement
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-93444OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-93444DiVA: diva2:748941
Nordic Research Symposium on Science Education (NFSUN) 2014: Inquiry-Based Science Education in Technology-Rich Environments Helsinki, Finland, 4th – 6th June 2014