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ERIC Number: EJ836428
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1960
Course Evaluation and Assessment: Examples of a Learner-Centered Approach
Schmitt, Eva M.; Hu, Anne C.; Bachrach, Peter S.
Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, v29 n3 p290-300 Sep 2008
Teaching in higher education increasingly requires greater accountability, the utilization of contemporary learner-focused teaching models, and transparent grading methods for nonstandardized learning products. This article describes learner-centered evaluation and assessment strategies and illustrates how these approaches emphasize learners' responsibility for their own learning, foster students' commitment to learning and provide useful information for continuous curriculum improvement. In addition, the article discusses the components of learner-centered assessment models including the course assessment and enhancement model, the Personal Action Plan, and the Gedanken Experiment. Further, a rubric is presented as a tool for systematic and transparent grading of learner-centered assessment products. The need for further validation of these strategies is being discussed. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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