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ERIC Number: EJ938281
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1448-0220
Workplace Assessment in New Zealand: Stated Intentions and Realisations
Hoy-Mack, Penny
International Journal of Training Research, v3 n1 p79-95 2005
Workplace assessment (WPA) of New Zealand's National Qualifications Framework (NQF) competencies has become a significant alternative pathway for vocational adult education. This article reports on a research project which compares stated intentions for workplace assessment with evidence of its practical realization. The perceptions of the workplace assessors and candidates are analysed in a case study of qualitative interviews of ambulance service officers. Assessment guidelines are reviewed and then compared to a discussion of selected findings. Three areas of the research project are discussed in this article. The first covers how workplace assessments meet technical prescriptions for evidence-gathering and discusses findings on the validity, directness and sufficiency of evidence. Secondly, the development of a holistic Interplay model offers a counter to "checklist" assessment methods. Lastly the article discusses the nature of the assessor/candidate relationship and develops Positive and Negative Closeness Models. Recommendations are made for workplace assessor training.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand