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ERIC Number: EJ881667
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0260-2938
Influences on the Assessment of Graduate Attributes in Higher Education
Hughes, Clair; Barrie, Simon
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, v35 n3 p325-334 May 2010
Graduate attributes have received considerable attention in recent years as universities seek to renew and articulate their purposes. Though many claims are made with respect to the implementation of graduate attributes, there is growing acceptance of the proposition that the strongest evidence of their achievement is their explicit embedding in assessment. While university policies espouse the assessment of graduate attributes, studies have suggested that the effectiveness of this undertaking is often limited by the influence of a range of diverse but interrelated factors. This paper discusses these influential factors and argues that the assessment of graduate attributes is a complex issue that is unlikely to be resolved unless these factors are addressed at a systemic level. (Contains 1 figure and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia