The unit of analysis for situated assessment

Michael F. Young, Jonna M. Kulikowich, Sasha A. Barab

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Abstract

We begin with a discussion of contemporary approaches to assessment highlighting their reliance on a static, linear model of knowledgeable performance. Next we describe an ecological psychology approach to problem solving. Then, we propose the adoption of an agent-environment interaction as the unit of analysis. We continue by describing the problem-solving process from an ecological psychology perspective, to clarify the "intentional unit". We close with a discussion of functional validity, the value added by access to assessment information during the problem-solving process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-150
Number of pages18
JournalInstructional Science
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Problem solving
  • Situated learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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