rethinking assessment in higher education learning for the longer term

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Rethinking Assessment In Higher Education

Author : David Boud
ISBN : 9781134152148
Genre : Education
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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. 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 book revisits assessment in higher education, examining it from the point of view of what assessment does and can do and argues that assessment should be seen as an act of informing judgement and proposes a way of integrating teaching, learning and assessment to better prepare students for a lifetime of learning. It is essential reading for practitioners and policy makers in higher education institutions in different countries, as well as for educational development and institutional research practitioners.

Assessment Learning And Judgement In Higher Education

Author : Gordon Joughin
ISBN : 9781402089053
Genre : Education
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There has been a remarkable growth of interest in the assessment of student learning and its relation to the process of learning in higher education over the past ten years. This interest has been expressed in various ways – through large scale research projects, international conferences, the development of principles of assessment that supports learning, a growing awareness of the role of feedback as an integral part of the learning process, and the publication of exemplary assessment practices. At the same time, more limited attention has been given to the underlying nature of assessment, to the concerns that arise when assessment is construed as a measurement process, and to the role of judgement in evaluating the quality of students’ work. It is now timely to take stock of some of the critical concepts that underpin our understanding of the multifarious relationships between assessment and learning, and to explicate the nature of assessment as judgement. Despite the recent growth in interest noted above, assessment in higher education remains under-conceptualized. This book seeks to make a significant contribution to conceptualizing key aspects of assessment, learning and judgement.

Ipsative Assessment And Personal Learning Gain

Author : Gwyneth Hughes
ISBN : 9781137565020
Genre : Education
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This innovative book offers a new approach to assessment in which learners can follow their own learning journey using cumulative feedback or measurements of distance travelled from different starting points. Education currently mirrors the values and practices of a highly competitive world with testing, grading and monitoring of standards becoming its driving forces. Competition may stimulate high achievers, but may also demotivate or even damage the rest. Ipsative feedback (on progress) and personal learning gain measurements are often hidden. A range of global case studies from school and higher education illustrate four themes: the benefits of ipsative feedback, making good use of learning gain measurement, the challenges of implementing these novel practices and how to combine new approaches with traditional assessment methods. Exploring the difficulties of turning the tables on hierarchies based on achievement and whether it is fair to elevate progress, this book will be the start of conversations about a future that is not obsessed with testing and grades.

Strategic Curriculum Change In Universities

Author : Paul Blackmore
ISBN : 9781136279119
Genre : Education
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The curriculum is a live issue in universities across the world. Many stakeholders – governments, employers, professional and disciplinary groups and parents – express strong and often conflicting views about what higher education should achieve for its students. Many universities are reviewing their curricula at an institutional level, aware that they are in a competitive climate in which league tables encourage students to see themselves as consumers and the university as a product, or even a ‘brand’. The move has prompted renewed concern for some central educational questions, about both what is learnt and how. Strategic Curriculum Change explores the ways in which major universities across the world are reviewing their approaches to teaching and learning. It unites institution-level strategy with the underlying educational issues. The book is grounded in a major study of curriculum change in over twenty internationally-focused, research-intensive universities in the UK, US, Australia, The Netherlands, South Africa and Hong Kong. Chapters include: Achieving curriculum coherence: Curriculum design and delivery as social practice Assessment in curriculum change The whole-of-institution curriculum renewal undertaken by the University of Melbourne, 2005-2011 The physical and virtual environment for learning People and change: Academic work and leadership This book presents a theorised and contextualised approach to the study of the curriculum, and carries on much-needed research on the curriculum in higher education. It is an essential for the collection of all academics at university level, and those involved in policy making, quality assurance and enhancement.

Blending Technologies In Second Language Classrooms

Author : P. Gruba
ISBN : 9780230356825
Genre : Education
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This book introduces an approach for making principled decisions about the use of technologies specifically in Applied Linguistics. The research is grounded in the growing area of 'blended learning' that seeks to combine face-to-face instruction with online-based interactions to record students using a foreign language productively.

Simulated Patient Methodology

Author : Debra Nestel
ISBN : 9781118760956
Genre : Medical
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Simulated Patient Methodology is a timely book, aimed at health professional educators and Simulated Patient (SP) practitioners. It connects theory and evidence with practice to ensure maximum benefit for those involved in SP programmes, in order to inform practice and promote innovation. The book provides a unique, contemporary, global overview of SP practice, for all health sciences educators. Simulated Patient Methodology: • Provides a cross-disciplinary overview of the field • Considers practical issues such as recruiting and training simulated patients, and the financial planning of SP programmes • Features case studies, illustrating theory in practice, drawn from across health professions and countries, to ensure relevance to localised contexts Written by world leaders in the field, this invaluable resource summarises the theoretical and practical basis of all human-based simulation methodologies.

Psychologie Der Intelligenz

Author : Jean Piaget
ISBN : 9783608202243
Genre : Psychology
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Die im Jahre 1942 an der Sorbonne gehaltenen Vorlesungen liefern eine übersichtliche Zusammenfassung von Jean Piagets bisheriger entwicklungspsychologischer Forschung. Insbesondere seine ausführliche Auseinandersetzung mit der Gestalttheorie ermöglicht einen Einblick in seine Theorieentwicklung und Argumentationsmuster. Mit seiner Analyse und Kritik der Gestalttheorie kommt er zu dem Schluss, dass die Wahrnehmung nicht der grundlegende Mechanismus der Intelligenzentwicklung sein kann, sondern dass sie auf Handlungen aufbaut. Da diese in einem Raum stattfinden, haben die Operationen, die verinnerlichten Handlungen, eine mathematische Struktur. Deren Entwicklung zeichnet Piaget in den zentralen Dimensionen und Stufen nach, wobei sowohl die sozialen wie auch die biologisch-psychologischen Faktoren berücksichtigt werden.

Universit T In Zeiten Von Bologna

Author : Brigitte Kossek
ISBN : 9783847100379
Genre : Education
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From the establishment of the standard European Higher Education Area in the late 1990s until today, polyphonic discourses have accompanied universities in the age of Bologna reform. This anthology provides thorough analyses of seemingly natural university structures and illustrates ways in which teaching and learning cultures in the age of Bologna can be made constructive, innovative and practice-oriented. The focus is thereby on the ambitious realisation of the principle of standardized research and teaching as well as the principles of student-centred teaching and learning. The contributions of the authors - researchers and teachers at different European universities (Austria, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom) - are based on the Friday lectures held at the University of Vienna. Responses by academics, teachers and students at the University of Vienna complement the contributions, critically reviewing the relevance of the contributions for teaching and studying from a practical perspective. With contributions by Ronald Barnett, Reinhard Brandt, Hans Pechar, Otto Kruse, Karin Reiber, Florian H. Muller, Gabi Reinmann, Jon Nixon, Ruth Becker, Leah Carola Czollek, Gudrun Perko, Wolfgang Nowak, Lee Harvey, Dietmar Chur and Celia Whitchurch.

Zusammen Sind Wir Besser

Author : Simon Sinek
ISBN : 9783864149535
Genre : Self-Help
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Das Leben besteht aus einer Reihe Entscheidungen. Gehen wir links oder rechts? Nach vorne oder zurück? Manche Entscheidungen stellen sich dabei als gut heraus, andere dagegen nicht. Doch die wichtigste Entscheidung, die unser Wohlbefinden nachhaltig beeinflusst, ist: Treten wir dem Leben allein entgegen oder gemeinsam mit anderen? Sineks liebevoll illustriertes Buch erzählt die Geschichte dreier Kinder, die sich auf eine Reise zu einem neuen Spielplatz begeben. Die Botschaft ist denkbar simpel: Menschliche Beziehungen sind das bedeutsamste für unser Leben. Je stärker unsere Beziehungen sind, desto stärker ist auch das Vertrauensverhältnis und die Zusammenarbeit – und desto mehr Erfolg und Erfüllung erfahren wir in unserer Arbeit und unserem Privatleben. Lassen Sie sich von diesen Bestseller bezaubern und begeistern!

Wie Kleine Kinder Schlau Werden

Author : John Caldwell Holt
ISBN : 3407228554
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Ausgehend von der Beobachtung des kindlichen Spielens erläutert der Autor, wie Kinder denken und lernen.

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