Assessing Student Learning in Higher Education

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Assessment 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 assessment which will assist lecturers in refreshing their

approach to assessing student learning. It explores both conventional and less widely used approaches to assessment. Containing chapters on information technology, the role of external examiners and the introduction of different forms of assessment, and offering guidelines, suggestions,

examples of practice and activities, this book will become a springboard for more active learning.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415144605
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/23/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of abbreviations
1 Introduction to the text 1
2 What is assessment? 7
3 Student learning 21
4 Methods and strategies: an overview 40
5 Assessing essays 59
6 Multiple choice questions 84
7 Assessing practical work 98
8 Assessing projects 120
9 Assessing problem-solving 141
10 Assessing oral communication 154
11 Peer- and self-assessment 170
12 Self-assessment: some related approaches 185
13 Using computers in assessment 202
14 Changing assessment procedures 222
15 Reliability, validity and examining 233
16 Quality, standards and underlying issues 250
App examples of examination questions in arts, law and social sciences 265
Notes and comments on activities 276
Some further reading 291
Bibliography 295
Index 310
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