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ERIC Number: EJ948149
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0969-594X
Affiliation, Autonomy and Assessment for Learning
Willis, Jill
Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, v18 n4 p399-415 2011
Assessment for Learning (AfL) is an international assessment area of interest, yet, during 20 years of AfL research, the desired outcome of increased learner autonomy remains elusive. This article analyses AfL practices in classrooms as students negotiated identities as autonomous learners within a classroom community of practice. A sociocultural theoretical framework informed the analysis of three case studies conducted in Queensland middle school classrooms. Key findings include the importance of the teacher-student relationship, viewing AfL as patterns of participation that develop expertise, and learner autonomy as a negotiated learner identity within each classroom context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia