Assessment and Learning places learning at the centre of our concerns and explicitly underscores the importance of assessment in that learning. This new edition provides a comprehensive overview of assessment that is used to support learning, practice-based theory on assessment for learning, and formative assessment to support individual development and motivate learners. Readers will find research-informed insights from a wide variety of international contexts. It features: 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.

Assessment in Harmony with our Understanding of Learning: Problems and Possibilities

Assessment in Harmony with our Understanding of Learning: Problems and Possibilities

Assessment in harmony with our understanding of learning: Problems and possibilities
MaryJames with JennyLewis

The discussion of classroom assessment practice and implications for teachers' professional learning, in Part I, draws attention to the close relationship between assessment and pedagogy. Indeed, the central argument is that effective assessment for learning is central and integral to teaching and learning. This raises some theoretical questions about the ways in which assessment, on the one hand, and learning, on the other, are conceptualized and how they articulate. This chapter considers the relationship between assessment practice and the ways in which the processes and outcomes of learning are understood.

Starting from an assumption that there should be a degree of alignment between ...

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