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ERIC Number: EJ940425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
An Example of How Assessment Relates to Practice when Student Learning Is the Main Principle for Creating Curricula
Kristensen, Hans Jorgen; Sorensen, Birgitte Lilholt
European Journal of Engineering Education, v29 n2 p203-209 2004
Odense University College of Engineering has begun a revision of all curricula founded on the principle that student learning is the main objective of teaching. At the same time there is a large demand for increasing efficiency and increasing the possibility of professional development of staff. Development of staff should be possible by decreasing the workload for the teachers; however it has to be done without jeopardizing the quality of the education of the students. Those demands seem in many ways to contradict each other. However, the ambition is to use this change of focus to create new learning environments. We are very much aware that assessment and feedback are essential for making the students learn. Assessment also makes the students focus on the right objectives for their education. Therefore, assessment plays a key role in the principles of how we create curricula. The new curricula will be effective from 1 September 2003. The experiences from pilot projects performed since September 2002 are described in the paper. Those experiences help us transform theoretical background to practical education. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark