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ERIC Number: EJ1128331
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
Students' Perceptions of Assessment: A Comparative Analysis between Portugal and Sweden
Pereira, Diana; Niklasson, Laila; Flores, Maria Assunção
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, v73 n1 p153-173 Jan 2017
This paper aims at investigating students' perceptions about assessment, especially the ways in which it is put into practice. Data were collected through questionnaires in different programmes in Portugal and Sweden. In total, 173 students from Portugal and 72 from Sweden participated in the study. Findings showed that students had similar ideas about assessment, such as verification of knowledge and learning, tests and grades. Their experiences of assessment methods used varied in the two countries, which can partly be explained by differences in national education systems. A learner-oriented perspective is prominent in the use of assessment methods, but at the same time student influence on assessment is perceived as low in both countries. Implications of the findings are analysed, namely issues regarding a learner-oriented perspective and the effectiveness, influence, trust, times and methods of assessment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Portugal; Sweden
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