Title

A Rubric for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing Scientific Inquiry in Psychology

Department

Psychology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Summer 2003

Abstract

Accountability pressures influence all levels of psychology instruction. In this article we explore how to meet those pressures with integrity, focusing on authentic assessment and teaching as a primary solution. We propose a rubric to describe the progress of students' acquisition of scientific inquiry skills applied to behavior and provide an example of an authentic assessment that demonstrates use of the rubric. Application of the rubric can enhance active learning, promote more sophisticated scientific inquiry, improve metacognitive development, support program evaluation, and enrich faculty development.

Journal

Teaching of Psychology

Journal ISSN

1532-8023

Volume

30

Issue

3

First Page

196

Last Page

208

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1207/S15328023TOP3003_01