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Success and Failure in Professional Education : Assessing the Evidence - Irene Ilott

Success and Failure in Professional Education

Assessing the Evidence

Paperback Published: 12th March 1999
ISBN: 9781861560704
Number Of Pages: 172

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This text focuses on one aspect of an examiner's role -assigning a fail grade. The context is vocational training where success confers "competence to practice" a profession with pupils, patients or clients who place their trust in the knowledge, skills and conduct of the professional. The guide is intended to help academic and work-based assessors make good judgements. It explains the reasons why failing is so difficult, looking at the individual, institutional and contextual factors involved and paying particular attention to the feelings of anxiety and guilt that interfere with decision-making. Specific coping strategies are suggested for each stage of the assessment cycle. These cover eliciting, interpreting and acting upon the evidence in a way which respects the rights of assessors and students. The book has a positive approach which views failure as a natural part of life and learning.

1. Failure, an Easily Avoided Word and Deed.

2. Failing is Even More important in Professional Training.

3. Reasons why it is Difficult to Fail students.

4. Feelings Exacerbate The Difficulties.

5. Principls of assessment, a Reminder.

6. Applying The Assessment Cycle to Fail Scenarios.

7. Recommendatinos for Change, Challenging The Taboo.

ISBN: 9781861560704
ISBN-10: 1861560702
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 172
Published: 12th March 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 229.92 x 154.26  x 11.54
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1