Improving Assessment Through Student Involvement: Practical Solutions for Aiding Learning in Higher and Further Education

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Routledge, Apr 15, 2013 - Education - 304 pages
The assessment of students an activity central to the role of any professional in further and higher education, and is an area that is the subject of constant innovation and debate.
This book provides a scholarly account of the many facets of assessment, with a particular focus on student involvement. Peer and self-assessment are powerful assessment tools to add to the existing tutor-based methods of assessment and feedback, and this book is a comprehensive guide to the the methods and issues involved.
Practical and accessible in style, yet grounded in research and rich in evidence-based material, Improving Assessment Through Student Involvement will be valued by all FE or HE professionals wanting to enhance both the effectiveness and quality of their assessment methods.

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Contents

Chapter 1 The seven pillars of assessment
1
Chapter 2 Whats wrong with traditional assessment?
32
Chapter 3 Changing definitions of assessment
59
Chapter 4 Why do teachers involve students in assessment?
83
Chapter 5 How may students be involved in assessment?
117
problems and solutions
151
Chapter 7 How well are students able to judge their own work?
177
Chapter 8 How reliable or valid are student peer assessments?
190
Chapter 9 Assessment of groups by peers
200
Chapter 10 Computer Assisted Assessment CAA and student involvement
222
Chapter 11 Past present and futures
245
References
256
Author index
281
Subject index
287
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Dr Nancy Falchikov is a Research Fellow in the Department of Higher and Community Education , University of Edinburgh. She is also tutor on the post-graduate certificate in Learning and Teaching at Napier University.

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