Nowadays we pay close attention to the new methodologies that we implement in the classroom but we can not forget that it is also fundamental the evaluation of both the processes and the results obtained by our students thanks to these new ways of learning.
For this reason, framed in our Erasmus + project "In search of a unified theory of the New Methodologies of the XXI Century", we have developed research on the best ways to evaluate these active methodologies. We want to share with all the teachers who are adding to the educational change our findings and everything they have learned during these two years of evaluation.
In particular we will talk about:
3. Evaluation Target
The rubrics are a perfect tool to evaluate the work of the students attending not only to the final result but to the whole process.
In this way the teacher can keep track of how students work in groups, how they have used the different tools, how they have communicated ...
What these headings are looking for is to facilitate the teacher's task in evaluating competencies and not only content acquired and final product of projects.
All this makes the rubrics an excellent tool for evaluating Cooperative Learning, the work done with Web 2.0 tools and the activities carried out in the Multiple Intelligence Palettes.
Since all of these methodologies are working on competences for the 21st century, the rubrics also allow us to keep track of how our students are improving on them (Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Communication ...)
We suggest some tools that will allow you to create your own rubrics as well as access a bank of templates created by the teaching community.