Evaluation, pedagogical practice, cognitive practice, instrument
The word “evaluation” has come to denote a number of different concepts:
- Evaluation – a pedagogical practice typified by a special language, a special manner of influence, and special instruments used in the given societal, group or cultural context.
- Evaluation – a cognitive reasoning process that exists in order to determine something’s value, using explicit (obvious) and implicit (subtle) criteria.
- Evaluation – both a grading instrument (evaluation = test, exam, written homework, etc.) and a self-evaluation instrument (evaluation table, standard form, etc.).