Monday, August 22, 2011

Evaluation - The Ability to Judge the Value of Material for a Given Purpose

Some of the action verbs used to assess evaluation are: appraise, ascertain, argue, assess, attach, choose, compare, conclude, contrast, convince, criticize, decide, defend, discriminate, explain, evaluate, grade, interpret, judge, justify, measure, predict, rate, recommend, relate, resolve. The following are some examples of learning outcomes that demonstrate evidence of evaluation are:
• Assess the importance of key participants in bringing about change in Irish history Evaluate marketing strategies for different electronic business models.
• Summarize the main contributions of Michael Faraday to the field of electromagnetic induction.
• Predict the effect of change of temperature on the position of equilibrium.
• Evaluate the key areas contributing to the craft knowledge of experienced teachers.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Analysis - the Ability to Break down Information into its Components

As an example for that we can look for inter-relationships and ideas (understanding of organizational structure). Some of the action verbs used to assess analysis are as follows: analyze, appraise, arrange, break down, calculate, categorize, classify, compare, connect, contrast, criticize, debate, deduce, determine, differentiate, discriminate, distinguish, divide, examine, experiment, identify, illustrate, infer, inspect, investigate, order, outline, point out, question, relate, separate, sub-divide, test. Some examples of learning outcomes that demonstrate evidence of analysis are:
• Analyze why society criminalizes certain behaviors.
• Compare and contrast the different electronic business models.
• Debate the economic and environmental effects of energy conversion processes.
• Compare the classroom practice of a newly qualified teacher with that of a teacher of 20 years teaching experience.
• Calculate gradient from maps in m, km, % and ratio.