ERIC Number: ED429196
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment Matters in Adult Learning.
Donley, Jan; Napper, Rosemary
This handbook was developed to give tutors of adult education information and ideas about assessing adult learning. It can be used as a reference for information about assessment and as a practical tool for tutors. Section 1, Introduction to Assessment in Adult Learning, includes information on these topics: what assessment is, how to assess, why to assess, who assesses, when assessment can be done, monitoring assessment and recording results, the psychology of assessment, and hints on giving feedback. Section 2, Assessing without Paper, includes the following activities: continuum, conversation, discussion, exhibition, games, observation, performance, practical activities, questions and answers, real world, role play, simulation, and tutorial. Section 3, Assessing using Paper, includes these activities: action plan, application form, assignments and projects, checklists, learning journal, profile, record of achievement, self-assessment form, test, and worksheets and gapsheets. Section 4 contains the following: information on inspection in adult education, the assessor awards, how assessment relates to evaluation, an annotated list of 26 books, and a glossary of 90 terms. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Utilization, Foreign Countries, Informal Assessment, Measurement Techniques, Participant Observation, Performance Based Assessment, Portfolio Assessment, Student Evaluation
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, 21 De Montfort Street, Leicester, England LE11 7GE, United Kingdom (40 British pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).; Oxfordshire County Council, Oxford (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)