THE DEVELOPMENT-FORMATIVE FUNCTION OF EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION
1 Trnava University, Faculty of Education (SLOVAKIA)
2 DTI University, Dubnica nad Váhom (SLOVAKIA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 15th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 7-9 November, 2022
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:The function of feedback in evaluation lies in the teacher’s providing feedback to students on their performance, learning activities and the efforts made to perform the task. However, evaluation also fulfils an informative function, particularly in terms of providing study results to students and their parents. Evaluation in education sometimes functions to regulate student learning activities. If teachers formulate views on students, direct activities and draw attention to errors or incorrect procedures, they use the potential of the regulatory function of evaluation. Evaluation is an immanent part of the life of each class which we view as a social group with existing relationships and interactions among its members. Through positive or negative reinforcement the teacher evaluates the performance of students, their behaviour, attitudes and opinions. The development-formative function is achieved through building a positive self-image, positive social reinforcement, student motivation, and we also present the model-serving function of evaluation. In this paper, we introduce what is actually evaluated in education in terms of student performance or their learning activities depends not only on the teacher’s personal conception of the teaching itself, but also on some general concepts of education. We would like to introduce, that the teacher’s perspectives of viewing the teaching process, the process of learning, the development of students and the whole education process are configured throughout the whole time of each teacher’s professional experience.
Keywords: Formative Function, Development function, Educational Evaluation.