Assessing Learners in Higher Education

Front Cover
Psychology Press, 1994 - Education - 161 pages
0 Reviews
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.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Acknowledgements
6
Preface
7
Issues of Assessment
9
Assessment Methods
49
Assessing Better
97
Assessments and Organizations
119
References
156
Index
162
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1994)

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.

Bibliographic information