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About the Faculty Authors Series

The Providence College Faculty Authors Series promotes the breadth and depth of scholarship undertaken by recently published Providence College faculty members through video interviews coordinated by faculty and staff members from the Office of Academic Affairs and the Phillips Memorial Library+Commons.

Mark Caprio
Assistant Professor, Commons Librarian & Head of Digital Publishing
Phillips Memorial Library

Featured Interview  

Comfort Ateh


Science Teachers' Voices

Eliciting students' knowledge is an important first step in formative assessment that enhances students’ learning. Therefore, knowledge on teachers' elicitation practice can inform their formative assessment practice. This book is on secondary school science teachers’ perspectives on their elicitation practices during instruction. Eleven science teachers in different domains were videotaped as they taught their classes and immediately interviewed using the video stimulated recall technique that gave them a voice. These teachers shared their thought processes in eliciting students’ knowledge as well as challenges that impeded their elicitation practices. This book explores the teachers' voices in discussing their elicitation practices. It presents exemplars of elicitations in discussing the science teachers' practices and their perspectives. This book will serve as a reference for teachers in reflecting on their elicitation practices and in gaining insight on their formative assessment practices. The book will also serve as a resource for professional development that targets specific challenges in teachers' elicitation practice and in formative assessment in general.
Catholic and Dominican

What does it mean to be a Catholic and Dominican college? We invite you to explore this question and the distinctive mission of Providence College.
About Providence College's Catholic and Dominican Identity