ERIC Number: EJ1023759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Competency Discourses: An Analysis of Secondary and Tertiary Assessments
McNaughton, Susan M.
Higher Education Research and Development, v32 n6 p975-992 2013
Analysis of a sample of assessment tasks used in New Zealand first-year clinical and final-year secondary school Biology and Chemistry National Certificate of Educational Achievement summative assessments was conducted to assess whether similarities and differences existed in secondary and tertiary competency discourses. Findings suggested significant differences in language-in-use, especially in the psychomotor and affective domains of learning, reflecting different themes and ideologies. The suggested implication was a lack of preparedness for tertiary clinical learning that focuses on performance-based assessment of the affective and psychomotor domains.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis, Educational Assessment, Secondary School Science, Academic Achievement, Competence, Clinical Experience, Performance Based Assessment, Psychomotor Objectives, Affective Objectives, College Freshmen, Psychomotor Skills, Cognitive Ability, Chemistry, College Science, Science Instruction, Language Usage, Biology, Allied Health Occupations
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand