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ERIC Number: EJ881088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1475-939X
The Role of Professional Identity in Patterns of Use of Multiple-Choice Assessment Tools
Johannesen, Monica; Habib, Laurence
Technology, Pedagogy and Education, v19 n1 p93-109 Mar 2010
This article uses the notion of professional identity within the framework of actor network theory to understand didactic practices within three faculties in an institution of higher education. The study is based on a series of interviews with lecturers in each faculty and diaries of their didactic practices. The article focuses on the use of a multiple-choice assessment tool available on a virtual learning environment and on the lecturers' attitudes towards it. The data suggest that the prevalent epistemic culture in a faculty's community of practice plays a significant role in the choices made by lecturers as far as their actual use of the tool is concerned. The lecturers' professional identity is also a substantial element in shaping their attitude towards the tool. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway