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ERIC Number: EJ1126112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
Diverse Aims, Challenges and Opportunities for Assessing Outdoor Learning: A Critical Examination of Three Cases from Practice
Waite, Sue; Rutter, Orlando; Fowle, Adrian; Edwards-Jones, Andrew
Education 3-13, v45 n1 p51-67 2017
In this article, we consider the term "assessment", its relationship to "evaluation" and the implications for outdoor learning in the light of changing educational policy on assessment in England. A small-scale empirical study of how assessment was practised by two primary teachers on a residential trip and two further cases in practice are used to examine how emphases in assessment are shaped by contexts. Finally, we reflect on how conceptual frameworks that integrate planning, pedagogy and assessment might support assessment and evaluation practice in outdoor learning in a new era of apparent "freedom" for teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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