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Valutare è ricerca educativa

Achille Maria Notti, Rosa Vegliante

Abstract


Evaluation: a Kind of Educational Research

Educational assessment, meant as the mere act or effect of the interpretation of student learning outcomes, has greatly changed. The traditional task of assessment is supported by a series of operations setting and interpreting educational acts which affects not only the results, but also the processes and the context in which the actors involved operate in the educational institution at different levels (micro-meso and macro). This kind of evaluation can be considered educational research aimed at gaining a knowledge and understanding of educational events in order to identify problematic nodes with a view to taking action to change and to improve outcomes. Consequently, better results are directly proportional to quality improvement processes. A quality process is characterized and supported by multiple educational/evaluative interventions, which can rationalize decision-making, determine the tasks to be performed, make a change through a planned and contextualized project. Educational outcome measurement is meaningful only if considered from a systemic point of view so as to develop educational research and experiment new teaching strategies.


Keywords


Educational Research, Evaluation, Experimentation, Quality, Teaching Innovation, Innovazione didattica, Qualità, Ricerca educativa, Sperimentazione, Valutazione

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7358/ecps-2014-009-nott



 


Journal of Educational, Cultural and Psychological Studies (ECPS)
Registered by Tribunale di Milano (19/05/2010 n. 278)
Online ISSN 2037-7924 - Print ISSN 2037-7932

Research Laboratory on Didactics and Evaluation - Department of Education - "Roma Tre" University


Executive Editor: Gaetano Domenici - Managing  Editor: Valeria Biasci
Editorial Board: Giuditta Alessandrini - Eleftheria Argyropoulou - Massimo Baldacci - Joao Barroso - Richard Bates - Christofer Bezzina - Paolo Bonaiuto - Lucia Boncori - Pietro Boscolo - Sara Bubb  - Carlo Felice Casula - Jean-Émile Charlier - Lucia Chiappetta Cajola - Carmela Covato - Jean-Louis Derouet - Peter Early - Franco Frabboni - Constance Katz - James Levin - Pietro Lucisano  - Roberto Maragliano - Romuald Normand - Michael Osborne - Donatella Palomba - Michele Pellerey - Clotilde Pontecorvo - Vitaly V. Rubtzov - Jaap Scheerens - Noah W. Sobe - Francesco Susi - Giuseppe Spadafora - Pat Thomson
Editorial Staff: Fabio Alivernini - Guido Benvenuto - Anna Maria Ciraci - Massimiliano Fiorucci - Luca Mallia - Massimo Margottini - Giovanni Moretti - Carla Roverselli 
Editorial Secretary:
Nazarena Patrizi