Bogina and Roberts (2005)
The paper discusses the outcomes of a lesson designed to assess pupils' understanding of the Earth and seasons through the writing of a Haiku. It was carried out by a university lecturer and teacher in the USA.
- The cause of seasons is the Earth's rotation.
- The cause of seasons is the eccentric nature of the Earth's orbit.
- Dual assessment methods lead to a deeper understanding of the seasons.
An assessment of an innovative way for students to report their understanding of the cause of the seasons.
Evidence of a five-sentence haiku from a portfolio was collected after a lesson. These were scored by the researcher.
Details of the sample
A total of 34 boys and 24 girls of middle school age (11-12 years old).