Valentina Grion

Valentina Grion
University of Padova | UNIPD · Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology FISPPA

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Introduction
Associate Professor in Education at the University of Padova. Formerly Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge (UK), University of Northampton (UK), State University of Rio de Janeiro (BR), Edinburgh (UK). Visiting Professor at the University of Bowling Green in January-April 2019 My research interests are in peer and self assessment, educational technology, student voice.

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Online and distance teaching and learning have long been the focus of numerous studies and investigations, resulting in more learning activity and student-focused approaches. Conversely, the issue of assessing in digital environments has, until recently, been explored far less [1]. The switch to online assessment has brought the opportunity to also...
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Academic development becomes a central strategy to help universities be suitable settings for XXI century education. However, academic development itself needs to adjust to a new post-pandemic reality and new ways of learning. In this regard, engaging students has been targeted in several areas of research on educational quality, assessment and eva...
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The Syllabus, namely the document which contains the program of each university course, represents the first instrument for teachers to interact with students. It should be designed with a correct and effective way of communication, aimed at sharing its formative value, and stimulating the student's initial involvement in the learning process. In t...
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La ricerca internazionale sul feedback s'inserisce in un framework costruttivista, all'interno del quale i ricercatori suggeriscono che per migliorare l'apprendimento, gli studenti devono assumere un ruolo maggiormente attivo nei processi di valutazione e di feedback. Questo articolo presenta la teoria dell' internal feedback sviluppata da Nicol (2...
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en As the debate on data in the society and in education grows the attention on data-trace as ‘primary material’ for governance, educational quality and innovation falls under the spotlights. In this context, HEIs have been put under pressure to adopt quantitative metrics and evaluation approaches enhancing the massive collection of trace data. Non...
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The article introduces a case study (Ateneo di Padova) over data practices in teaching and learning. The study is based on a survey and focuses on data practices relating to evaluating quality in teaching, learning and assessment. The survey was distributed to all the university teaching staff: 370 responses were collected. Data were exploratively...
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Questo articolo discute le questioni metodologiche legate al disegno, all’implementazione e all’analisi dei dati di un esperimento sul campo che fa parte del progetto “Piccoli Che Valgono”, finanziato da “Fondazione Con i Bambini”, che verrà condotto in alcune scuole secondarie di primo grado italiane e mirato a valutare l’efficacia del peer-learni...
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The spread of Covid-19 pandemic upturned higher education routines, inducing a shift to online learning which sometimes translated into a huge leap towards didactic experimentation. While exposing critical issues in existing teaching methodologies and assessment processes, such emergency distance education condition could spark meaningful education...
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L'Università è entrata prepotentemente nell'era della didattica a distanza (DaD) per far fronte all'imperativo di garantire la formazione ai giovani anche nel periodo di lockdown imposto a seguito della pandemia del Covid-19. L'esperienza ha costretto la docenza ad una veloce riconversione della didattica tradizionale all'interno di modelli di azio...
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The present study examined how group size may impact students' participation, perceptions, and work quality in an online peer assessment activity. One hundred sixty-three college freshmen were randomly assigned into three conditions that consisted of either 3-student groups, 6-student groups, or 9-student groups. Students reviewed each other's proj...
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Assessment is an emerging educational topic and the need to make education a practice aimed at improving university student's learning is growing. The interest in self-assessment as a lifelong learning strategy is also part of this framework. A systematic review of the literature was conducted in order to investigate self-assessment as a learning s...
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Die Bedeutung der sozialen Netzwerke als Mittel zum Aus¬druck der eigenen Identität und zur gemeinschaftlichen Teilhabe wächst weiter¬hin, vor allem in den jüngeren Generationen. Partizipationspraktiken verschiede¬ner Art deuten auf eine Verschmelzung zwischen dem formellen Bildungsbereich und dem informellen Alltagskontext der Jugendlichen hin. Ne...
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Per rendere gli alunni dei capaci lifelong learner, essi devono essere preparati ad intraprendere i compiti di valutazione che dovranno affrontare nella loro vita.
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Peer assessment is an internationally recognised educational practice used as a means to support active and meaningful learning. Following numerous studies, the authors carried out peer assessment activities both with students in university and in school. Comparing the results of the studies implemented in Italy with the literature, the authors dev...
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Parlare di valutazione degli apprendimenti in ambito universitario, come proposto in questo libro, rappresenta un tema abbastanza inusuale nel contesto della ricerca e delle pratiche educative e formative italiane. D'altra parte, anche a livello internazionale l'interesse verso lo stesso tema è andato emergendo solo negli anni '90 del secolo scorso...
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Parlare di valutazione degli apprendimenti in ambito universitario, come pro-posto in questo libro, rappresenta un tema abbastanza inusuale nel contesto della ricerca e delle pratiche educative e formative italiane. D'altra parte, anche a livello internazionale l'interesse verso lo stesso tema è andato emergendo solo negli anni '90 del secolo scors...
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The literature on assessment in higher education largely highlighted the important role of feedback to promote learning (Hattie & Timperley, 2007). More recent research demonstrates that peer feedback is particularly effective in improving student learning, in some cases even more than feedback offered by the teacher (Nicol, 2018). Furthermore, the...
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Assessment in education is under pressure to change. Some drivers for change result from new ways of thinking about assessment and its educational purposes. Other drivers are external and are the result of wider changes in society. Technology falls into this second category. This special issue is concerned with change at the intersection of assessm...
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Assessment is a widely discussed topic in educational research, due to its key role in learning processes. An emerging theme in the current debate is the need to adopt approaches more consistent with the pedagogical, cultural and technological developments concerning and determining teaching and learning activities. In this context, the interest in...
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Assessment is a widely discussed topic in educational research, due to its key role in learning processes. An emerging theme in the current debate is the need to adopt approaches more consistent with the pedagogical, cultural and technological developments concerning and determining teaching and learning activities. In this context, the interest in...
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According to the literature and the recent academic debate on the topic (Brown, 2014; Nicol, 2009; Sambell, 2011), scholarship and academic institutions need to view assessment from a new point of view, characterised by a greater focus on the formative functions, instead of merely on the summative ones. Assessment processes in Higher Education, the...
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In Italian universities, assessment is usually associated with the exam, an end of course event which is quite separate from the teaching and learning activities that occur during the course. In contrast, the international literature emphasizes the inter-connectedness of assessment and learning, and the importance of embedding assessments within co...
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ENGLISH ABSTRACT Since many years, the international research has disclosed the importance of feedback inside the assessment for learning processes. Recently it has been stressed that the teacher feedback is not so effective as much as peer review. This is a reciprocal process whereby students produce feedback reviews on the work of peers and rece...
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Facendo riferimento alla prospettiva Student Voice e al framework teorico dell’Assessment for Learning, l’articolo, scritto da un gruppo di studenti di un corso magistrale di area pedagogica, insieme alla docente, presenta il percorso di sviluppo di una ricerca sulla valutazione in ambito universitario, condotta e documentata con la scrittura del r...
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In recent years, there has been increasing emphasis on the benefits of social media and social network sites to foster young people's participation in digital public spaces and their civic engagement. Using the principles of the Student Voice approach, this study investigated the use of a Facebook group to support secondary school students’ voices...
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The proliferation of social network sites (SNS) has been one of the most influential phenomena in the last decade especially among young people. Recent surveys that have investigated the use of these sites by teens reported that they go online daily and almost constantly, facilitated by the widespread availability of smartphones. However, the value...
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This poster was presented at the 8th Biennal Conference of EARLI SIG1, in Munich. The poster is connected to my Master Thesis: it investigated on the use of SSA on Higher Education students, Spanish and Italian. The research has done through a collaboration between Universidad Autonoma de Panadero (Superviso: Ernesto Panadero) and Università degli...
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Riassunto: In ambito scolastico italiano, l'educazione alla cittadinanza è strettamente legata alla pratica della costruzione di uno spazio democratico che sviluppa negli alunni un senso di appartenenza alla comunità di riferimento e una spiccata sensibilità verso i problemi ad essa riferiti. Condizione indispensabile e irrinunciabile, affinché gli...
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Il volume si concentra sui metodi e sulle tecniche che promuovono coinvolgimento e partecipazione, al fine di aumentare la responsabilità e la consapevolezza di chi apprende e di chi insegna, per dare senso all’apprendimento e alla vita di ciascuno, in un percorso in cui gli attori si riconoscano reciprocamente con ruoli attivi di promozione della...
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A fronte di un percorso d’innovazione legislativa della formazione universitaria, intrapreso dall’Italia già alla fine degli anni ’90 - fra i primi paesi in Europa ad attuare la riforma dei cicli, in seguito al processo di Bologna - poco si è finora realizzato, sia a livello politico, che di ricerca, per innovare le pratiche d’insegnamento, d’appre...
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The purpose of this exploratory study is to collect data about teachers’ practices and beliefs related to digital technologies, in order to develop a teachers training program that is more effective in improving technology integration in classroom. A survey has been administrated to 805 prospective or novice secondary teachers attending TFA and PAS...
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Assumendo come framework teorico l’approccio Student Voice, l’articolo presenta una ricerca che ha inteso verificare se un ambiente come quello di Facebook possa essere utilizzato per dare voce agli studenti di un istituto superiore in relazione alle loro idee sulla scuola, con lo scopo di renderli protagonisti dei processi di miglioramento della q...
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ABSTRACT The article discusses the factors that affect the choice of teachers to integrate technology in their teaching and presents the results of a questionnaire administered to 805 teachers attending professional development training courses (TFA and PAS) in the Veneto Region (Northern Italy). The research is aimed at collecting data for the dev...
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Pupils’ position in the teaching/learning processes: Student Voice and shared educational leadership In reference to "Student Voice", a still little known educational perspective in Italy, the paper opens by offering some reflections to suggest the opportunity to authorize students’ voices at school, in order to improve educational processes. It mo...
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Assumendo come framework teorico l’approccio Student Voice, l’articolo presenta una ricerca che ha inteso verificare se un ambiente come quello di Facebook possa essere utilizzato per dare voce agli studenti di un istituto superiore in relazione alle loro idee sulla scuola, con lo scopo di renderli protagonisti dei processi di miglioramento della q...
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Assessing schools by performance testing is a current policy practice in most countries. However many educational researchers assume a critical position toward this evaluation system and highlight its limits. This is particularly the case of Italy where, until now we have had only an external value-added evaluation by performance testing. In order...
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Assessing schools by performance testing is a current policy practice in most countries. However many educational researchers assume a critical position toward this evaluation system and highlight its limits. This is particularly the case of Italy where, until now we have had only an external value-added evaluation by performance testing. In order...
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We are living in interesting times. Across Europe and the world the collapse of the economy, and a particular financial model, has brought new challenges, which are impacting on all ways of life. Higher Education has not been immune to radical changes, which call for innovative answers. One of such changes is the redefinition of what education is,...
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Student Voice is not a very well known perspective in Italy. International: Student Voice in Italy Meanings of ‘student voice’ in Italy: Emerging experiences and practices For some years, the educational literature at the international level has acknowledged an emergent public awareness about the urgency and opportunity to entrust students with an...
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This work discusses the professional outcomes of University of Padova graduates in academic year 2007/08. Its aim was to carry out an overall assessment of higher education professional outcomes, involving all the main actors of the learning process, students, teachers and tutors, in a perspective of participatory evaluation, to improve teaching an...
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This research intended to show how the process of constructing the professional identity of in-service teachers can be carried out in an online context. Analysis of the teacher identity-factors which should be given greater priority in the planning of the teacher training curriculum.
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This research intended to show how the process of constructing the professional identity of in-service teachers can be carried out in an online context. Analysis of the teacher identity-factors which should be given greater priority in the planning of the teacher training curriculum.
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Among the main policy objectives recently reaffirmed by the European Community are the renewed European cooperation in the youth field and the emphasis on developing social capital, citizenship and participation. The need to give young people a more significant role in decision making processes, in particular in school contexts, has been acknowledg...
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Student voice è la denominazione di un movimento pedagogico internazionale, ancora poco conosciuto in italia, ma radicato in paesi quali Regno Unito, Usa, Canada e Australia dove, fin dalla sua nascita, si è rivolto alla comprensione delle migliori condizioni per legittimare la voce degli studenti come forza trasformativa della scuola. In effetti r...
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Recent Italian school legislation has turned the attention of the educational community to the importance of student scholastic behaviour, and asks for a precise evaluation of this behaviour. In this light, schools have begun to seek appropriate evaluative tools. During the preliminary phases of creating a behaviour evaluation rubric for use in a N...
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The aim of this article was to examine students’ perspectives on the process of school evaluation. We believe it is an underexplored issue. We tried to deal with this theme in two national contexts to facilitate an international collaboration and perspective Following on from Rudduck’s approach and that of the Student Voice Movement, the aim of our...
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In this article I propose a discussion on teaching methods commonly used for teacher education, highlighting some main weaknesses generally recognized by educational researchers. In particular I discuss the wrong relationship between “theory” and practice dominating many practices in the field of teacher education. I pursue my rationale advocating...
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La problematica della valutazione degli insegnanti italiani risulta oggi al centro di un emergente dibattito sia all'interno delle scuole, sia in ambito di politica scolastica. L'evoluzione del ruolo e dei compiti dell'insegnante nel contesto dei processi di autonomia delle scuole e i richiami, provenienti dall'Europa comunitaria, alla ricerca di u...
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The keywords in this collective work include community of learning, inquiry or work, virtual environments and identity. This volume presents the results of a biennial Italian research project (PRIN 2005-07) which was coordinated nationally from the University of Padova, with Bianca M. Varisco as principal investigator. The research involved five un...
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In this paper it is our intention to discuss a Teacher Education proposal that uses an on line asynchronous learning environment to develop collaborative practices and to enhance a professional identity. Using an integrated multi-method approach for analysing the on line discussions of 47 student-teachers, a research group of the University of Padu...
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Theoretical Framework Professional Identity is currently receiving increased attention in the field of teacher education (Korthagen, 2004; Alsup 2005; Korthagen, Verkuyl, 2007). Korthagen (2004, Korthagen & Verkuyl, 2007) considers the professional identity as a central dimension in search of the essence of the “good teacher”. Alsup (2005) thinks...

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Today system in Europe don't essentially involve pupils in processes of evaluating schools. Why? They are the most authorities in knowing school contexts

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