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ERIC Number: EJ1051653
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1657-0790
Teachers' Beliefs about Assessment in an EFL Context in Colombia (Creencias de los profesores acerca de la evaluación en un contexto de inglés como lengua extranjera en Colombia)
Muñoz, Ana Patricia; Palacio, Marcela; Escobar, Liliana
PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, v14 n1 p143-158 Apr 2012
There is evidence that teachers' beliefs on teaching and learning exert an influence on the way they teach and assess learning, and on what students learn. Therefore, it is central that overt attention is devoted to the perceptions teachers have and how they influence teaching and learning. In this article we describe a study on teachers' beliefs about assessment, in general, and about the assessment systems used at a language center of a private university in Colombia. Surveys, written reports, and interviews were used to research the beliefs of sixty-two teachers. Results indicate a contradiction between what they say they do and what they believe, suggesting that teachers need opportunities for reflection, self-assessment and more guidance on formative assessment practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colombia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A