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ERIC Number: EJ1031604
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Authentic Assessment for Student Learning: An Ontological Conceptualisation
Vu, Thuy T.; Dall'Alba, Gloria
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v46 n7 p778-791 2014
Authentic assessment has been proposed as having potential to enhance student learning for a changing world. Conventionally, assessment is seen to be authentic when the tasks are real-to-life or have real-life value. Drawing on Martin Heidegger's work, we challenge this conceptualisation as narrow and limited. We argue that authenticity need not be an attribute of tasks but, rather, is a quality of educational processes that engage students in becoming more fully human. Adopting the mode of authenticity involves calling things into question, challenging public assumptions and striving to take a stand in the situations encountered. In addition to assessing student achievement, then, authentic assessment can enhance integration of what students know and how they act with who they are becoming.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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