The unit of analysis for situated assessment

  title={The unit of analysis for situated assessment},
  author={M. Young and J. Kulikowich and S. Barab},
  journal={Instructional Science},
  • M. Young, J. Kulikowich, S. Barab
  • Published 1997
  • Psychology
  • Instructional Science
  • We begin with a discussion of contemporary approaches to assessment highlighting their reliance on a static, linear model of knowledgeable performance. Next we describe an ecological psychology approach to problem solving. Then, we propose the adoption of an agent-environment interaction as the unit of analysis. We continue by describing the problem-solving process from an ecological psychology perspective, to clarify the “intentional unit”. We close with a discussion of functional validity… CONTINUE READING
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