Teaching and Learning English Literature presents a comprehensive overview of teaching English Literature from setting teaching goals and syllabus planning, through to a range of student assessment strategies and methods of course evaluation and improvement. A range of teaching methods are explored, from the traditional classroom, to newer collaborative work and uses of electronic technologies.
Chapter 6: Student Assessment
We have seen that thinking about what will be assessed and the ways teachers will assess students' (mainly written and oral) work is a part of the planning cycle for teaching – not something tacked on, to be considered when everything else is settled. And such decisions are of course closely bound up with our teaching-learning aims and objectives for the programme; as these become formulated we need to be thinking about how each one might best be assessed. That is, we must aim to assess in ways appropriate to the discipline all those things that are centrally important for students to be able to do, to know and to understand in the course of their education in Literature. Thus as teachers ...