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Adachi, Chie; Tai, Joanna Hong-Meng; Dawson, Phillip – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2018
Despite compelling evidence of its potential effectiveness, uptake of self and peer assessment in higher education has been slower than expected. As with other assessment practices, self and peer assessment is ultimately enabled, or inhibited, by the actions of individual academics. This paper explores what academics see as the benefits and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Harrison, Neil; Trudgett, Michelle; Page, Susan – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017
Indigenous Australians represent 2.2% of the working age population, yet account for only 1.4% of all university enrolments. In relation to higher degree research students, Indigenous Australians account for 1.1% of enrolments, but only 0.8% of all higher degree research completions. This paper reports on findings that emerged from an Australian…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Indigenous Populations, Graduate Students, Foreign Countries
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Cooper, Susan – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017
The research informing this paper set out to investigate the qualitative experiences of students, supervisors and tutors involved in a summative collaborative assessment of placement learning on an undergraduate professional qualifying programme in the UK. Analysis of data gathered through semi-structured interviews provides valuable insights into…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Student Experience, Summative Evaluation, Undergraduate Students
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Zhou, Jiming; Deneen, Christopher Charles – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2016
This study examines Chinese tertiary award-winning tutors' perceptions and reported practices of classroom-based assessment. Seventeen tutors in the final stage of a national university teaching contest were individually interviewed. An interview framework was developed using three process dimensions of assessment for learning (AfL). A sequential…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tutors, Teacher Attitudes, Awards
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Emil, Serap; Cress, Christine – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2014
Driven by issues of accountability, the assessment movement in higher education has gained significant momentum in recent years. However, successful implementation of assessment processes varies radically across institutions. A key issue is faculty engagement. This qualitative inquiry explored factors that impact faculty participation in a…
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Teacher Participation, Teacher Education, Higher Education
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Tomas, Carmen – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2014
Research on the marking process has focused mainly on judgement and strategy use. Previous studies have depicted the marking process as a monolithic sequence of marking single scripts, and primarily in examination marking contexts. The present study investigated the marking process encompassing aspects relatively neglected in previous research:…
Descriptors: Grading, Essays, Interviews, Feedback (Response)
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Chen, Qiuxian; Kettle, Margaret; Klenowski, Val; May, Lyn – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2013
Formative assessment is increasingly being implemented through policy initiatives in Chinese educational contexts. As an approach to assessment, formative assessment derives many of its key principles from Western contexts, notably through the work of scholars in the UK, the USA and Australia. The question for this paper is the ways that formative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Formative Evaluation, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Nestel, Debra; Ivkovic, Amelie; Hill, Robyn A.; Warrens, Anthony N.; Paraskevas, Paraskeva A.; McDonnell, Jacqueline A.; Mudarikwa, Ruvimbo S.; Browne, Chris – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2012
Programme evaluation is essential for quality assurance in education. In this paper, we describe our evaluation strategy for the first year of a new medical programme. Although we used multiple methods in the evaluation, the use of the focus group method was core. This paper reports our experiences of focus groups for this purpose. We describe the…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Medical Schools, Research Methodology, Focus Groups
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Stensaker, Bjorn; Langfeldt, Liv; Harvey, Lee; Huisman, Jeroen; Westerheijden, Don – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2011
After more than two decades of external quality assurance, there is an increasing interest in questions concerning the impact and effects of this activity. Following an external evaluation of NOKUT--the Norwegian quality assurance agency, this article studies the impact of external quality assurance in detail by analysing quantitative and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Educational Quality, Quality Control, Program Effectiveness