Three criteria for meaningful student learning—construction of knowledge, disciplined inquiry, and value beyond school—are assessed as authentic learning outcomes for an implementation of a digital documentary project in two fifth grade history classrooms where teachers’ practices are constrained by a high-stakes testing climate. In all three areas, there was ample evidence of student engagement in authentic intellectual work in the student-created movies. Only when teachers are ambitious in looking beyond test score outcomes will students have opportunities for meaningful and authentic intellectual experiences.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education|
|State||Published - Mar 1 2011|
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- Social studies
- authentic intellectual work
- digital documentaries
- high-stakes testing
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science Applications