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Profile Issues in Teachers` Professional Development

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BECERRA, Claudia Yolanda. Materials Assessment: A Shared Responsibility among Teachers and Students. profile [online]. 2006, n.7, pp.31-46. ISSN 1657-0790.

This article focuses on the development of a small-scale research project implemented in a public school in Bogotá, Colombia with a group of fourth graders who study English as a foreign language. The main goal of this research is to determine the criteria my fourth graders use when assessing the worksheets I provided them with in the English class. The data collection techniques that support the proposal are questionnaires, semi-open interviews, and the teacher’s journal. This study prompted a more collaborative environment among teacher and students regarding a basic activity of the curriculum as the materials used in class. Finally, this paper emphasizes the importance of creating classrooms that are more democratic to enrich the educational process.

Keywords : Materials assessment; evaluation; assessment; democratic classrooms; English innovation; foreign language innovation; curriculum.

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