ERIC Number: EJ899927
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 12
Assessing Learning: From Accountability to Transformation
Wehlburg, Catherine M.
New Directions for Teaching and Learning, n123 p45-50 Fall 2010
Assessing learning in higher education can be a very difficult task. There are some differences, however, when assessing for accountability to others and assessing for transformation. These distinctions are embedded in our historical understanding of teaching and learning. This article describes how over time, higher education has viewed evaluation, teaching, and learning, and that assessment has varied dramatically. It also describes the four pillars of transformative assessment.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accountability, Instructional Effectiveness, Evaluation Methods, Educational History, Accreditation (Institutions), Institutional Evaluation, Action Research, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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