Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, Volume 8, Issue 1, Article 10 (June, 2007)
Hui HUANG
A preliminary study of the devolopmental assessment of Physics inquiry activities

A preliminary study of the devolopmental assessment of Physics inquiry activities

Hui HUANG

School of Physics and Telecommunication Engineering
South China Normal University
Guangzhou 510006, CHINA

Email: vicky_h2@163.com

Received 20 Apr., 2007
Revised 17 Jun., 2007


Abstract

Scientific inquiries provide learning opportunities that develop studentsí abilities to obtain and reason with evidence, to develop and evaluate explanations, to develop and evaluate standards of evidence, to represent and communicate scientific data and ideas, and to engage in argumentation practices. However, the traditional inquiry assessment ignores the development of studentsí experimental skills, which brings along lots of problems and needs to be reformed. This paper studies preliminarily the devolopmental assessment of physics inquiry activity. With a year long practical teaching experience and assessment results on students, the paper analyzes and examines the experiment of devolopmental assessment in order to explore a brand new way of assessment that caters for students' diversified characters, that develops their scientific literacy, that improves their abilities of self-diagnose, self-control and sustainable development.

Key words: physics inquiry activity, devolopmental assessment

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