Assessment Matters in Higher Education: Choosing and Using Diverse Approaches (The Society for Research into Higher Education Series)

Assessment Matters in Higher Education: Choosing and Using Diverse Approaches (The Society for Research into Higher Education Series)

by Brown, Angela Glasner
     
 

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Assessment really does matter in higher education. Internationally, academics - and those who support them - are seeking better ways to assess students, recognizing that diverse methods are available which may solve many of the problems associated with the evaluation of learning.

Assessment Matters in Higher Education provides both theoretical perspectives and

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Assessment really does matter in higher education. Internationally, academics - and those who support them - are seeking better ways to assess students, recognizing that diverse methods are available which may solve many of the problems associated with the evaluation of learning.

Assessment Matters in Higher Education provides both theoretical perspectives and pragmatic advice on how to conduct effective assessment. It draws clearly on both relevant research and on its contributors' practical first hand experience (warts and all!). It asks, for example:

* how can assessment methods best become an integral part of learning?

* what strategies can be used to make assessment fairer, more consistent and more efficient?

* how effective are innovative approaches to assessment, and in what contexts do they prosper?

* to what extent can students become involved in their own assessment?

* how can we best assess learning in professional practice contexts?

This is an important resource for all academics and academic managers involved in assessing their students.

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Provides both theoretical perspectives and pragmatic advice on how to conduct effective assessment in higher education, drawing on relevant research and contributors' first-hand experience. Contains sections on a systems approach to assessment, the effectiveness of innovative assessment, assessing practice, and autonomous assessment, peer assessment, and self-assessment. Material is oriented toward the UK and New Zealand experience. Brown is head of the Quality Enhancement Unit at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle. Glasner is Pro- Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the University of Portsmouth. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335202423
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
02/01/1999
Series:
The Society for Research into Higher Education Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.48(d)

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