Presents case studies and examples from practitioners and examines the four major dimensions of advancing real learning: active learning, collaborative learning, learner-driven learning, learning about learning.

Reclaiming Assessment to Promote Effective Learning

Reclaiming assessment to promote effective learning

Throughout the book we have encountered the many ways in which too much of an unanalysed focus on assessment, especially assessment of performance, leads to distortions in classrooms: distortions of everybody's roles and of the purposes of school. And it does not lead to the achievements which the assessments were supposedly there to measure. So we will not be using this chapter to review the many things that are known about assessment in its widest sense: that would run the risk of reviving the distortion. Rather we aim to discuss the ...

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