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Rethinking assessment in higher education : learning for the longer term

Author: David Boud; Nancy Falchikov
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Assessment is a value-laden activity surrounded by debates about academic standards, preparing students for employment, measuring quality and providing incentives. This text revisits assessment in higher education, examining it from the point of view of what assessment does and can do.
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Rethinking assessment in higher education.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2007
(OCoLC)608209673
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Boud; Nancy Falchikov
ISBN: 0415397782 0415397790 0203964306 9780415397780 9780415397797 9780203964309
OCLC Number: 71044319
Description: vi, 206 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : assessment for the longer term / David Boud and Nancy Falchikov --
Reframing assessment as if learning were important / David Boud --
Assessment in higher education : an impossible mission? / Ronald Barnett --
Learning assessment : students' experiences in post-school qualifications / Kathryn Ecclestone --
Contradictions of assessment for learning in institutions of higher learning / Steiner Kvale --
Grading, classifying and future learning / Peter Knight --
Assessment engineering : breaking down barriers between teaching and learning, and assessment / Filip Dochy [and others] --
Towards more sustainable feedback to students / Dai Hounsell --
Conceptions of self-assessment : what is needed for long-term learning? / Kelvin Tan --
Place of peers in learning and assessment / Nancy Falchikov --
Assessment and emotion : the impact of being assessed / Nancy Falchikov and David Boud --
Writing about practice for future learning / Peter Kandlbinder --
Contribution of sustainable assessment to teachers' continuing professional development / Margaret Kirkwood --
Developing assessment for informing judgement / David Boud and Nancy Falchikov.
Responsibility: edited by David Boud and Nancy Falchikov.
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There is substantial evidence that assessment, rather than teaching, has the major influence on students' learning. It directs attention to what is important and acts as an incentive for study. This  Read more...

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