Assessing Learners in Higher Education

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Kogan Page, 1994 - Education - 161 pages
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New systems of course delivery require new methods of assessment. The shift in focus competence-based learning and the consideration of students' transferable personal skills demands assessment that is both more flexible and more searching.
Drawing together research, theory and best practice, Brown and Knight explore the key issues and highlight the central position of assessment in learning, showing how, through feedback, it enables students to develop and extend themselves. The authors describe wide variety of assessment techniques and give guidance on how to use them, while the same time preparing the reader for the potential pitfalls.
Topics covered in detail include principles of sound assessment, purposes of assessment, assessment on and off the page, assessment and quality, changing assessment systems, and constraints to innovation in assessment.
Full of practical suggestions for continual improvement, this useful source book will be of great interest to practitioners, lecturers and staff developers in higher and further education alike.

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Dr. Peter T. Knight has worked. in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University, UK, since 1990. He was previously the Head of the Department of History at St. Martin's College of Higher Education, Lancaster, UK.

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