This best practice guide to teaching in the Further Education and Skills sector, and professional organisational learning contexts, examines the key concepts underpinning effective teaching and learning and combines this with case studies which demonstrate meaningful connections between theory and practice. Each chapter also contains discussion questions, learning activities and reflective points, allowing you to further engage with key research and relate it to your own teaching. Offering pragmatic advice on learning design, support and delivery, coverage includes: • Identifying learning needs and objectives • Selecting and developing appropriate content • Using technology to enhance learning • Assessment, evaluation and reflection This is an indispensable resource for anyone preparing to teach in Further Education, current Higher Education lecturers and work-based learning trainers in private and public-sector organisations. Lyn Ashmore is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education and Professional Development and Denise Robinson is Director of the Post Compulsory Education & Training Consortium, both are based at the University of Huddersfield.

Evaluating and Assessing Learning

Evaluating and assessing learning
Glenys RichardsonAlison Iredale

Learning Outcomes

After reading this chapter, the reader should be able to:

  • Identify a range of assessment methods appropriate to a specific course or session.
  • Relate assessment strategies and methods to specific learning situations and purposes.
  • Distinguish between assessment and evaluation.
  • Examine and apply models of evaluation.
  • Self-assess to identify strengths and areas for development.
  • Identify professional development opportunities as an assessor.

Chapter Outline

This chapter examines assessment and evaluation and how they are essential tools for the learning and development practitioner. This chapter intends to support practitioners to understand the differences, similarities and relationship between these two strategies. It is often difficult to separate the two, but one way is to think of assessment being focused on the learner, whereas evaluation includes ...

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