- 1Serving to form something, especially having a profound and lasting influence on a person’s development: his formative yearsMore example sentences
- But to begin with, let's listen to her thesis about the history of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - and some of the formative influences in its development.
- He recalls in bright detail the books, teachers and mentors who served as formative influences in his intellectual development.
- However, Ruby's insightful arguments and the formative influence of his work mark this collection as one that merits close attention from anthropologists and filmmakers alike.
- 1.1Of or relating to a person’s development: a formative assessmentMore example sentences
- The system for portfolio development described in the syllabus reflects periodic formative assessment, but thus far it has been difficult to adhere to the timing of this system.
- Researchers developed the intervention based on formative research needs assessment with the target audience.
- In the progress of an effective peer learning program, goals, tasks, and interactions form a reciprocity loop, with formative assessment enabling transition from one to the other.
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- A formative element.More example sentences
- Do consumers perceive new ‘e’ and ‘i- ‘formatives as ready-made brand names or as new public domain terms?’
- Different formatives may be customary depending on the verb from which the action nominal derives.
- Paradigms and different formatives have been presented over and over again as well as word formation means.
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- Portfolios, or collections of student work, may also be used formatively if students and teachers annotate the entries and observe growth over time and practice.
- The term can mean gathering information, both formatively and summatively, about what students have learned - and this, then, would look directly to the desired outcomes of learning.
- Students are assessed both formatively and summatively in each discipline.
late 15th century: from Old French formatif, -ive or medieval Latin formativus, from Latin formare 'to form' (see form).