Assessment and Learning
- John Gardner - The University of Stirling, UK
- New chapters on e-assessment, the learner's perspective on assessment and learning and the influence of assessment on how we value learning
- Teacher-friendly assessment topics
- Practical examples and chapter summaries throughout
- This book is useful to teacher educators and researchers on graduate courses in education, teaching, learning and assessment.
An excellent collection of articles
This text provides an eclectic mix of relevant ideas which includes current thinking about assessment for learning and agency.
This book provides a useful range of ideas that consider assessment and learning from both learner and assessor perspectives. Theoretical ideas include fascinating sociocultural perspectives, which suit students on the module it is being recommended for.
Good evaluation of assessment and informative read
Excellent comprehensive book. Very good useful ideas for implementing key strategies around assessment in teaching and learning.
This is an essential text for any lecturer or post graduate student of assessment as it emphasises the link between assessment and learning. It takes this link a stage further by explicating the role of the professional development of the teacher in developing assessment literacy. The theoretical underpinning provided by the wide range of key authors reinforces the key idea that assessment can never be reduced to a set of formulaic techniques. The text also provides a framework for discussing the validity of formative assessment. This chapter by Gordon Stobart highlights the challenge of distinguishing between intending to bring about improvements in learning and actual improvement in learning. It extends the concept of validity beyond curricular alignment. Even though the text is UK based, it provides very useful insights into the perceived purposes and actual effects of widespread standardised testing. This is very relevant to the assessment context in the Republic of Ireland where policy is influenced by practice in other locales.
Provides a comprehensive (or as comprehensive as any 300 page book can provide) overview of assessment and learning, by key recognised authors, who have all published extensively. Most of the chapters are fairly short, but signpost the reader to further reading.
Probably more suitable for PG students interested in assessment, or academic staff with an interest in assessment and AfL practices
Assessment and Learning provides a comprehensive overview of assessment which, while highlighting the complexity and problematic nature of this aspect of teaching and learning, supports knowledge and understanding of theory, policy and practice issues.
This is a great resource for trainee and newly qualified teachers who can be confident of the research informed insights discussed here by a number of well respected contributors.
A range of strategies to support assessment has been explored throughout this book. Practical examples provided. Easy to read and understand.
Exploration of subject in significant depth with valuable further sources identified in comprehensive reference lists.