Assessing Student Learning in Higher Education

Assessing Student Learning in Higher Education

by George A Brown, Joanna Bull, Malcolm Pendlebury
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415162262

ISBN-13: 9780415162265

Pub. Date: 07/22/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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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 IT, the role of external examiners and the introduction of different forms of assessment.
With guidelines, suggestions, examples of practice and activities, this book will become a springboard for action, discussion and even more active learning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415162265
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/22/1997
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
1Introduction to the text1
2What is assessment?7
3Student learning21
4Methods and strategies: an overview40
5Assessing essays59
6Multiple choice questions84
7Assessing practical work98
8Assessing projects120
9Assessing problem-solving141
10Assessing oral communication154
11Peer- and self-assessment170
12Self-assessment: some related approaches185
13Using computers in assessment202
14Changing assessment procedures222
15Reliability, validity and examining233
16Quality, standards and underlying issues250
Appexamples of examination questions in arts, law and social sciences265
Notes and comments on activities276
Some further reading291
Bibliography295
Index310

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