S-Space College of Education (사범대학) Center for Educational Research (교육종합연구원) 교육연구와 실천 Journal of the College of Education (師大論叢) vol.60/61 (2000)
사회과의 고급사고력 프로그램과 참평가 개발 연구
A Study on the Performance Assessment for Social Studies Classrooms in Korean Secondary Schools
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 사범대학
- 사대논총, Vol.60, pp. 23-44
- The performance assessment is recently introduced into social studies classrooms in Korean secondary schools. The performance assessment tries to assess whether objectives of instruction are really achieved or not in terms of students' observable real behaviors. For this purpose, the assessment emphasizes on finding or evaluating students' higher order thinking ability, the problem solving ability, and the process of a study. Such abilities are very crucial in social studies. Teachers and students, however, are not familiar with this type of assessment. Therefore, as a means of helping teachers, this study suggests directions and methods for the performance assessment in social studies. Above all, instead of lectures or recitation, responsive discussion should be conducted in the classrooms for the enhancement of higher order thinking. Concept teaching, cooperative learning and teaching of controversial issues are also necessary. In addition, performance assessment tasks should be clearly developed before the assessment. Finally, portfolios and essay type tests are recommended as specific forms of performance assessment in social studies.