Assessment for Learning in History: Maximizing Error Analysis to bridge students’ learning gaps in answering Source-Based Case Study Questions, pp. 9 of 13

3(b). Tiered instruction based on preference

Motivation to learning also takes place when students are interested and feel that they have a say in the construction of their learning and also have a greater say in their choice of learning.  Figure 6 shows the tiered instruction based on students’ preferences. A point to note is that a safe and conducive learning environment needs to be created for students to discuss, learn and co-create the next step of answers together.

Figure 6. Tiered Instruction based on students’ preferences

Differentiated Instruction/Activity:

  1. Skim through Student F and Student G’s answers.
  2. Decide for yourself on which activity you would like to discuss
  3. Come to a group consensus:
  4. Two persons to work on Student F’s answer.
  5. Two persons to work on Student G’s answer.

 

Student’s Answer

My comments

 

 

(Suggested Student F’s answer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(Suggested Student G’s answer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(The answer from Student G ends here. Should it end here?)

(Teacher’s comment)

 

 

 

Pair work:

 

[Understand]

1.     Did Student F address the question?

 

  • _________________________________________

 

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[Evaluate}

2.     Do you agree with the inference given? Why/Why not?

 

  • _________________________________________

 

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3.    Did the Cross-reference(s) work well? Why/Why not?

 

CR to Source C

  • _________________________________________

 

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CR to CK

  • _________________________________________

 

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[Understand]

1.    Did Student G address the question?

 

  • _________________________________________

 

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[Evaluate]

2.    Do you agree with the inference given? Why/Why not?

 

  • _________________________________________

 

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[Create]

3.    Create an appropriate “ending” below:

 

  • _________________________________________

 

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An Inspiring Quote

"[Open-mindedness] includes an active desire to listen to more sides than one; to give heed to facts from whatever source they come; to give full attention to alternative possibilities; to recognize the possibility of error even in the beliefs that are dearest to us."

~ John Dewey, How We Think

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