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The Enabling Power of Assessment

Scaling up Assessment for Learning in Higher Education

Editors: Carless, D., Bridges, S.M., Chan, C.K.Y., Glofcheski, R. (Eds.)

  • Taps into sustained and widespread interest in assessment for learning across the sector
  • Brings new thinking to perennial assessment challenges
  • Showcases the work of both leading names and new voices in assessment for learning in higher education
  • Highlights key salient themes in the development of assessment for learning
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A critical issue in higher education is the effective implementation of assessment with the core purpose of promoting productive student learning. This edited collection provides a state-of-the-art discussion of recent, cutting-edge work into assessment for learning in higher education. It introduces a new theme of scaling up, which will be welcomed by theorists, researchers, curriculum leaders and university teachers, and showcases the work of leading figures from Australia, England, continental Europe and Hong Kong. 

The work illuminates four key elements: (1) Enabling assessment change; (2) Assessment for learning strategies and implementation; (3) Feedback for learning; (4) Using technology to facilitate assessment for learning. Solidly research-based and carrying important implications for enhanced practice in assessment for learning at the university level, it is a must read for academic developers, researchers, university teachers, academic leaders and all those interested in assessment matters.


About the authors

David Carless is Professor of Educational Assessment and Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) at the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Education. His research is focused on learning-oriented assessment and sustainable feedback in higher education. His recent book, published by Routledge in 2015, is entitled Excellence in University Assessment: Learning from award-winning practice. 
Susan Bridges is an associate professor and Assistant Dean (Curriculum Innovation) with the Faculty of Education/Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, University of Hong Kong. Her research interests are interactional and ethnographic, exploring the ‘how’ of effective pedagogy in higher education. Her most recent co-edited book, published by Springer in 2016, is entitled Educational Technologies in Medical and Health Sciences Education.
Cecilia Ka Yuk Chan is Head of Professional Development and an associate professor  at the University of Hong Kong’s Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at. She is an expert in enhancing student learning, particularly in the area of engineering, business and science education. Her research focuses on the development, assessment and evidence of generic skills. 
Rick Glofcheski is a professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong, teaching and researching tort law and labour law. His research interests include assessment for learning. Rick’s teaching innovations have been recognized across the university sector. He was selected twice for the University Distinguished Teaching Award (2009 and 2015), and in 2011 he was selected for the inaugural University Grants Committee Teaching Award.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Scaling Up Assessment for Learning: Progress and Prospects

    Carless, David

    Pages 3-17

  • Standards-Based Assessment for an Era of Increasing Transparency

    Boud, David

    Pages 19-31

  • Surfacing and Sharing Advances in Assessment: A Communities-of-Practice Approach

    Hounsell, Dai (et al.)

    Pages 33-48

  • Inspiring Transformation Through TESTA’s Programme Approach

    Jessop, Tansy

    Pages 49-64

  • Making Assessment for Learning Happen Through Assessment Task Design in the Law Curriculum

    Glofcheski, Rick

    Pages 67-80

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-981-10-3043-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Scaling up Assessment for Learning in Higher Education
Editors
  • David Carless
  • Susan M. Bridges
  • Cecilia Ka Yuk Chan
  • Rick Glofcheski
Series Title
The Enabling Power of Assessment
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-3045-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-3045-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-3043-7
Series ISSN
2198-2643
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 222
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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