ERIC Number: EJ967791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
"Assessment Drives Learning": Do Assessments Promote High-Level Cognitive Processing?
Bezuidenhout, M. J.; Alt, H.
South African Journal of Higher Education, v25 n6 p1062-1076 2011
Students tend to learn in the way they know, or think, they will be assessed. Therefore, to ensure deep, meaningful learning, assessments must be geared to promote cognitive processing that requires complex, contextualised thinking to construct meaning and create knowledge. Bloom's taxonomy of cognitive levels is used worldwide to assist in preparing assessment materials. The taxonomy entails the classification of cognitive actions into six, increasingly complex, levels. (Contains 7 tables and 4 figures.)
Descriptors: Classification, Thinking Skills, Cognitive Processes, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Knowledge Level, College Students, College Faculty, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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