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Advances and Innovations in University Assessment and Feedback

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Original languageEnglish
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages288
ISBN (Electronic)9780748694556
ISBN (Print)9780748694549
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2014

Abstract

Uses theory and empirical research to explore changing perspectives and innovations in assessment

Our understanding of the purposes of assessment and the nature of assessment practices in higher education has changed markedly over the past forty years. These changes are a response not only to recent developments in our conceptualisations of student learning but also to the demands a rapidly changing and increasingly complex world places on students. This book contains new perspectives on assessment and feedback provided by world renowned researchers on issues that are currently of great interest to both academic managers and teaching staff, as they try to make courses more effective and more appealing at a time when universities compete for incoming students. Rather than simply sharing recent inventions in assessment and feedback, the contributors to this book highlight the linkages between these innovations and new theorising and empirical research on assessment and student learning, thereby offering practices that are not only pioneering but evidence-based.

Key Features
Provides a historical overview of assessment and feedback in universities showing how our understanding of assessment practices has changed over the years, both in response to new conceptualisations of learning and the changing nature of society
Contains new perspectives of assessment and feedback provided by world renowned researchers on issues that are currently of great interest to both academic managers and teaching staff
Reports on recent innovations in assessment practices in higher education
Engages critically with recent research on assessment and feedback offering evidence-based conclusions

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