Profile Issues in Teachers` Professional Development
versión impresa ISSN 1657-0790
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.
Palabras llave : Materials assessment; evaluation; assessment; democratic classrooms; English innovation; foreign language innovation; curriculum.