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ERIC Number: EJ1060992
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
Exploring Learning-Oriented Assessment Processes
Carless, David
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, v69 n6 p963-976 Jun 2015
This paper proposes a model of learning-oriented assessment to inform assessment theory and practice. The model focuses on three interrelated processes: the assessment tasks which students undertake; students' development of self-evaluative capacities; and student engagement with feedback. These three strands are explored through the analysis of assessment practice in context. The research method involves in-depth classroom observations of five recipients of awards for teaching excellence across multiple disciplines; and semi-structured interviews with these teachers and a sample of their students. Findings highlight assessment tasks promoting thinking and practicing in the discipline; the use of critical reviews to develop student understandings of quality work; and "same day feedback" to promote timely dialogues with students. The coherence of the model is discussed and some areas for further exploration are suggested.
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Language: English
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