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Unlocking Assessment : Understanding for Reflection and Application - Sue Swaffield

Unlocking Assessment

Understanding for Reflection and Application

By: Sue Swaffield (Editor)

Paperback Published: 31st March 2008
ISBN: 9780415453134
Number Of Pages: 180

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Assessment is inextricably linked with learning and teaching, and its profile in British schools has never been higher. Recently the value and importance of formative assessment in supporting learning and teaching has also become widely recognised.

Although assessment is a prime concern of anyone involved in education it remains a highly complex field where much controversy and misunderstanding abounds.

This book explores the values, principles, research and theories that underpin our understanding and practice of assessment. It also provides practical suggestions and examples, and addresses some key points about the future development of assessment. The book makes accessible complex but crucial ideas and issues, so that teachers can be more confident and proactive in shaping assessment in their classrooms, in ways that support learning and avoid unintentional harmful consequences.

List of illustrationsp. vii
About the contributorsp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. x
Introductionp. xi
Assessment, values, learning and agencyp. 1
Assessment and values: a close and necessary relationshipp. 3
Assessment and learningp. 20
Can assessment unlock and open the doors to resourcefulness and agency?p. 36
Assessment for learningp. 55
Feedback: the central process in assessment for learningp. 57
Questioning and dialoguep. 73
Getting to the core of learning: using assessment for self-monitoring and self-regulationp. 90
Understanding and using assessment datap. 105
Assessment issuesp. 121
Quality in assessmentp. 123
Trusting teachers' judgementsp. 138
Technology in the service of twenty-first century learning and assessmentp. 154
Continuing the explorationp. 173
Indexp. 175
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ISBN: 9780415453134
ISBN-10: 0415453135
Series: Unlocking
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 31st March 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.88 x 17.27  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1