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ERIC Number: EJ1109911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0963-9284
Do Accounting Students Believe in Self-Assessment?
Hill, Tanya
Accounting Education, v25 n4 p291-305 2016
In education, formal assessment focuses on summative assessment with the objective of allocating grades, limiting learning by students. Formative assessment, in the form of self-assessment, has been proposed as beneficial to student learning in various fields. This study explores the perceptions of accounting students of the self-assessment process after exposure to the process on three occasions in a facilitated environment created by their lecturers. The students' perceptions on self-assessment were collected via a structured survey. It was found that most students did not self-assess unless encouraged to do so. However, once they were exposed to self-assessment in an environment supportive to such assessment, students were positive about the process. After the facilitated process, they believed that self-assessment would improve their overall academic performance and indicated that they would apply self-assessment in future. This research provides insight into accounting students' perceptions of self-assessment in learning, demonstrating the importance of investigating the benefits from a student perspective.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa
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