New systems of course delivery require new methods of assessment. The shift in focus competence-based learning and the consideration of students' transferable personal skills demands assessment that is both more flexible and more searching.
Drawing together research, theory and best practice, Brown and Knight explore the key issues and highlight the central position of assessment in learning, showing how, through feedback, it enables students to develop and extend themselves. The authors describe wide variety of assessment techniques and give guidance on how to use them, while the same time preparing the reader for the potential pitfalls.
Topics covered in detail include principles of sound assessment, purposes of assessment, assessment on and off the page, assessment and quality, changing assessment systems, and constraints to innovation in assessment.
Full of practical suggestions for continual improvement, this useful source book will be of great interest to practitioners, lecturers and staff developers in higher and further education alike.
..".by far the most useful book on assessment that is available today." -- Assessment and Education in Higher Education
Series: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 164
Published: 1st October 1998
Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1