Assessment, Learning and Judgement in Higher Education

Editors: Joughin, Gordon (Ed.)

  • Addresses key issues that go to the heart of improving assessment, learning and teaching in universities
  • Includes contributions from leading international assessment scholars
  • Each contribution has been specially commissioned and represents the latest thinking on assessment
  • While the authors focus on critical assessment concepts, they also spell out the implications of these ideas for university teachers and students
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There has been a remarkable growth of interest in the assessment of student learning and its relation to learning processes in higher education over the past ten years. Much of the work has sought to explicate the relationship between assessment and learning, and to provide academics with examples of assessment practices that have been considered as successful in promoting learning as well as judging students’ achievements. Other work has provided descriptions and frameworks for assessing what have come to be termed ‘learning outcomes’. It is now timely to take stock of some of the critical concepts that underpin our understanding of the relationships between assessment and learning. This book makes a significant contribution to conceptualizing key aspects of assessment that are critical to learning, building on research conducted in the UK and Australia. It focuses on the role of assessment in directing students’ study, provides feedback that is acted on by students to improve their work, and helps students to develop the capacity to evaluate the quality of their own work and improve it during its production. The book consists of chapters written by leading assessment scholars. Each chapter provides an in-depth examination of an aspect of the conceptual framework.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • The Edumetric Quality of New Modes of Assessment: Some Issues and Prospects

    Dochy, Filip

    Pages 1-30

  • Introduction: Refocusing Assessment

    Joughin, Gordon

    Pages 1-11

  • Assessment, Learning and Judgement: Emerging Directions

    Joughin, Gordon

    Pages 1-7

  • Instrumental or Sustainable Learning? The Impact of Learning Cultures on Formative Assessment in Vocational Education

    Ecclestone, Kathryn

    Pages 1-22

  • Faulty Signals? Inadequacies of Grading Systems and a Possible Response

    Yorke, Mantz

    Pages 1-20

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eBook $229.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-8022-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Assessment, Learning and Judgement in Higher Education
Editors
  • Gordon Joughin
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8905-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8905-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8904-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8022-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 233
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