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Assessing Student Learning in Higher Education.

Author: George A Brown; Joanna Bull; Malcolm Pendlebury
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
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There is no doubt about the importance of assessment: it defines what students regard as important, how they spend their time and how they come to see themselves - it is a necessary part of helping them to learn. This text provides background research on different aspects of assessment. Its purpose is to help lecturers to refresh their approach to the assessment of student learning. It explores the nature of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Examinations
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brown, George A.
Assessing Student Learning in Higher Education.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George A Brown; Joanna Bull; Malcolm Pendlebury
ISBN: 9781136183416 1136183418
OCLC Number: 861081394
Description: 1 online resource (332 pages)
Contents: Cover; Assessing Student Learning in Higher Education; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of figures; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1 Introduction to the text; 2 What is assessment?; 3 Student learning; 4 Methods and strategies: an overview; 5 Assessing essays; 6 Multiple choice questions; 7 Assessing practical work; 8 Assessing projects; 9 Assessing problem-solving; 10 Assessing oral communication; 11 Peer- and self-assessment; 12 Self-assessment: some related approaches; 13 Using computers in assessment; 14 Changing assessment procedures. 15 Reliability, validity and examining16 Quality, standards and underlying issues; Appendix: examples of examination questions in arts, law and social sciences; Notes and comments on activities; Some further reading; Bibliography; Index.

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There is no doubt about the importance of assessment: it defines what students regard as important, how they spend their time and how they come to see themselves - it is a necessary part of helping them to learn. This text provides background research on different aspects of assessment. Its purpose is to help lecturers to refresh their approach to the assessment of student learning. It explores the nature of conventional assessment such as essays and projects, and also considers less widely used approaches such as self- and peer-assessment. There are also chapters devoted to the use of I.

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