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Assessment and Learning / Edition 1

Assessment and Learning / Edition 1

by John R Gardner
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The only book of its kind to provide a comprehensive overview of assessment used to support learning, Assessment and Learning makes this area accessible and understandable for a wide range of users, and links it to the context in which it is most important: learning.

A major source of practice-based theory on assessment for learning, an approach which supports individual development and motivates learners, the book covers key areas including:

The practice of learning for assessment in the classroom

Developing motivation for learning

Professional learning and assessment for learning

Assessment and theories of learning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412910514
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 11/28/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.98(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Professor John Gardner (PhD MSc PGCE BSc FBCS CITP CEng AcSS FCIEA) is Deputy Principal (Education and Students) at the University of Stirling. His main research and teaching interests include policy and practice in all sectors of education, particularly in relation to assessment and information technology.He has over 120 academic publications and has authored or co-authored seven books, the most recent being: Assessment and Learning (2012, Sage), Developing Teacher Assessment (2010, McGraw-Hill/Open University) and The Classroom X-Factor (2011, Routledge).

Table of Contents

Assesment and Learning: Introduction - John Gardner
Assessment for Learning in the Classroom - Paul Black and Dylan Wiliam
Professional Learning as a Condition for Assessment for Learning - Dave Pedder and Mary James
From Teachers to Schools: Scaling up Professional Development for Formative Assessment - Siobhan Leahy & Dylan Wiliam
Alternative Perspectives on Learning Outcomes: Challenges for Assessment - Richard Daugherty, Paul Black, Kathryn Ecclestone, Mary James & Paul Newton
On the Relationship between Assessment for Formative and Summative Purposes - Wynne Harlen
Quality Assessment Practice - John Gardner
Assessment and Learning: the Learner's Perspective - Louise Hayward
Instrumentalism and Achievement: A Sociocultural Understanding of Tensions in Vocational Education - Kathryn Ecclestone
Policy and Practice in Assessment for Learning: The Experience of Selected OECD Countries - Judy Sebba
The Role of Assessment in Developing Motivation for Learning - Wynne Harlen
Assessment in Harmony with Our Understanding of Learning: Problems and Possibilities - Mary James, with Jenny Lewis
Developing a Theory of Formative Assessment - Paul Black and Dylan Wiliam
Validity in Formative Assessment - Gordon Stobart
The Reliability of Assessments - Paul Black & Dylan Wiliam
Validity, Purpose and the Recycling of Results from Educational Assessments - Paul Newton
Concluding Remarks
Assessment for Learning: A Compelling Conceptualization - John Gardner

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