Why isn’t assessment always "for" learning – and what can we do about it?

McDowell, Liz (2009) Why isn’t assessment always "for" learning – and what can we do about it? In: 8th Annual Learning, Teaching & Assessment Conference 2009, 9 June 2009, University of Bradford, UK.

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Abstract

There is a broad consensus that assessment is an important influence on learning. In higher education, Biggs’ idea of assessment ‘backwash’ has lead to concerns about negative effects of assessment on learning and learners. Assessment for learning is often proposed as the answer to the problem and there is good evidence of its positive effects. But assessment in higher education has certainly not been transformed – as yet. This presentation will explore some of the barriers to transformation and propose some ways in which we can use AfL approaches to make a difference.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Subjects: X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Education and Lifelong Learning
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Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2010 14:03
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:41
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1895

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