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Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects

Self-directed Learning Oriented Assessments in the Asia-Pacific

Editors: Mok, Magdalena Mo Ching (Ed.)

  • The combination of theory and practice provides a road map for enhancing learning outcomes in education institutions in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Shows how cutting-edge diagnostic assessment technology can be deployed to support learning and teaching
  • Outlines the successful and pioneering implementation of SLOA in classrooms in Thailand, Malaysia, China and Hong Kong
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About this book

The Asia-Pacific region needs to maximize the benefits of education to enable it to compete in an economic future dominated by innovation, in which assessing student progress must be an empowering rather than delimiting factor. This detailed exposition of the theoretical basis and application tools of self-directed learning-oriented assessment (SLOA) reflects the very latest research championed by the Assessment Research Centre at The Hong Kong Institute of Education. Featuring a range of relevant case studies, it explores the varied theoretical issues related to SLOA and offers an integrated view of the system fully in line with the constructivist paradigm of learning which advocates formative rather than summative assessment. Many of the initiatives outlined here are firsts in the region.

SLOA is already being applied in many schools with links to the ARC. It is an approach to assessment that acknowledges the centrality of self-directed learning and which positions assessment as a tool to enable and enhance self-directed learning. It draws on several theories of learning and assessment, including the constructivist notion that learning is best achieved when students take ownership of their educational process, setting their own goals and monitoring their own progress towards those goals. SLOA has been the research and service approach of the ARC since 2005. In the intervening years the centre has developed a number of tools to facilitate SLOA learning and assessment, including vertical ability scales, teacher-friendly computer software and packages for self-directed learning.

Reviews

“This book examines the various ways that assessment has been reformulated in countries in the region, with the goal to enhance self-directed learning of students. … this book provides a variety of up-to-date developments in assessment in the Asia-Pacific region. … It is certainly a key reading for educational researchers, policy makers, and practitioners who are enthusiastic about enhancing students’ self-directed learning through reforming assessment.” (Wenshu Luo, Asia Pacific Journal of Education, Vol. 37 (2), April, 2017)


Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Assessment Reform in the Asia-Pacific Region: The Theory and Practice of Self-Directed Learning Oriented Assessment

    Mok, Magdalena Mo Ching

    Pages 3-22

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  • Assessment, Standards-Referencing and Standard Setting

    Tognolini, Jim (et al.)

    Pages 23-41

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  • Rapid Dynamic Assessment for Learning

    Kalyuga, Slava

    Pages 43-60

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  • Standardized Diagnostic Assessment Design and Analysis: Key Ideas from Modern Measurement Theory

    Choi, Hye-Jeong (et al.)

    Pages 61-85

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  • Application of the DINA Model Framework to Enhance Assessment and Learning

    Torre, Jimmy

    Pages 87-103

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eBook 130,89 €
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Hardcover 166,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-4506-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 166,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8433-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Self-directed Learning Oriented Assessments in the Asia-Pacific
Editors
  • Magdalena Mo Ching Mok
Series Title
Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
Series Volume
18
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4507-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4507-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4506-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8433-7
Series ISSN
1573-5397
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 434
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