Designing Assessment For Quality Learning

Author: Claire Wyatt-Smith
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400759029
File Size: 63,63 MB
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This book brings together internationally recognised scholars with an interest in how to use the power of assessment to improve student learning and to engage with accountability priorities at both national and global levels. It includes distinguished writers who have worked together for some two decades to shift the assessment paradigm from a dominant focus on assessment as measurement towards assessment as central to efforts to improve learning. These writers have worked with the teaching profession and, in so doing, have researched and generated key insights into different ways of understanding assessment and its relationship to learning. The volume contributes to the theorising of assessment in contexts characterised by heightened accountability requirements and constant change. The book’s structure and content reflect already significant and growing international interest in assessment as contextualised practice, as well as theories of learning and teaching that underpin and drive particular assessment approaches. Learning theories and practices, assessment literacies, teachers’ responsibilities in assessment, the role of leadership, and assessment futures are the organisers within the book’s structure and content. The contributors to this book have in common the view that quality assessment, and quality learning and teaching are integrally related. Another shared view is that the alignment of assessment with curriculum, teaching and learning is linchpin to efforts to improve both learning opportunities and outcomes for all. Essentially, the book presents new perspectives on the enabling power of assessment. In so doing, the writers recognise that validity and reliability - the traditional canons of assessment – remain foundational and therefore necessary. However, they are not of themselves sufficient for quality education. The book argues that assessment needs to be radically reconsidered in the context of unprecedented societal change. Increasingly, communities are segregating more by wealth, with clear signs of social, political, economic and environmental instability. These changes raise important issues relating to ethics and equity, taken to be core dimensions in enabling the power of assessment to contribute to quality learning for all. This book offers readers new knowledge about how assessment can be used to re/engage learners across all phases of education.

Cases On Instructional Design And Performance Outcomes In Medical Education

Author: Stefaniak, Jill
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 1799850935
File Size: 35,82 MB
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There is increasing attention placed on curricular programs in healthcare at the undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education levels. While medical institutions are beginning to hire instructional designers and medical educators to ensure adherence to instructional design principles, many medical educators have been appointed to lead instructional interventions based on their subject-matter expertise. Few have received formal instruction relative to designing instruction. Cases on Instructional Design and Performance Outcomes in Medical Education is an essential research publication that examines the design and delivery of education programs for healthcare professionals and provides them with the foundational knowledge needed to design effective instruction for a variety of audiences and learning contexts. Highlighting a wide range of topics such as healthcare, medical education, and online learning, this book is ideal for educators, physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, and academicians who are responsible for designing instructional activities.

Teaching For Quality Learning At University

Author: John Biggs
Editor: Open University Press
File Size: 17,71 MB
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"This book is a sophisticated and insightful conceptualization of outcomes-based learning developed from the concept of constructive alignment. The first author has already made a significant contribution to the scholarship and practice of teaching and learning in universities…Together with the second author, there is now added richness through the practical implementation and practices. The ideas in this book are all tried and shown to contribute to more successful learning experience and outcome for students." Denise Chalmers, Carrick Institute of Education, Australia Teaching for Quality Learning at University focuses on implementing a constructively aligned outcomes-based model at both classroom and institutional level. The theory, which is now used worldwide as a framework for good teaching and assessment, is shown to: Assist university teachers who wish to improve the quality of their own teaching, their students' learning and their assessment of learning outcomes Aid staff developers in providing support for teachers Provide a framework for administrators interested in quality assurance and enhancement of teaching across the whole university The book's "how to" approach addresses several important issues: designing high level outcomes, the learning activities most likely to achieve them in small and large classes, and appropriate assessment and grading procedures. It is an accessible, jargon-free guide to all university teachers interested in enhancing their teaching and their students' learning, and for administrators and teaching developers who are involved in teaching-related decisions on an institution-wide basis. The authors have also included useful web links to further material.

Computer Assisted Assessment Research Into E Assessment

Author: Marco Kalz
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 331908657X
File Size: 17,11 MB
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Assisted Assessment, CAA 2014, held in Zeist, The Netherlands, in June/July 2014. The 16 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers address issues such as large-scale testing facilities in higher education; formative assessment for 21st century skills; future trends for technology-enhanced assessment; latest advancements of technologies; practical experiences.

Designing Effective Assessments

Author: Leslie W Grant
ISBN: 9781936763702
File Size: 74,45 MB
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Assessment is a critical component of effective teaching and learning. To gain valuable assessment data and make effective use of them, educators must have the right tools in place to create quality assessments. Designed specifically for K 12 educators, this title presents ten key assessment design tools and clearly outlines how to incorporate each tool into daily classroom practices. With quality assessment processes in place, teachers at all grade levels can accurately measure student mastery and shape instruction to increase achievement. Benefits Gain student learning data and help students visualize their own learning progress. Explore the benefits of involving students in the assessment process. Learn how to align grading policies and practices to ensure they are valid and reliable. Examine how standards-based grading and reporting communicate student learning better than traditional assessment practices. Consider how to teach students test-taking skills, which help students perform well and demonstrate their real level of achievement on assessments. Use reproducible handouts to create your own effective assessment and feedback practices. Contents Introduction Chapter 1: Enhancing Validity and Reliability of Assessments Chapter 2: Measuring Students Attitudes, Dispositions, and Engagement Using Affective Assessment Chapter 3: Assessing Student Criterion-Referenced Learning Using Performance-Based Assessment Chapter 4: Documenting Student Progress through Portfolios Chapter 5: Creating Rubrics for Student Feedback Chapter 6: Building Practical Grading Practices Chapter 7: Building Valid and Reliable Grading Practices Chapter 8: Improving Communication through Standards-Based Grading Chapter 9: Understanding and Using Standardized Assessment Data Chapter 10: Teaching Test-Taking Skills References & Resources Index The free JavaScript formatter will handle dirty JS codes. "

Handbook Of Translation Studies

Author: Yves Gambier
Editor: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027203318
File Size: 45,76 MB
Format: PDF
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Moreover, many items in the reference lists are hyperlinked to the TSB, where the user can find an abstract of a publication. All articles (between 500 and 6000 words) are written by specialists in the different subfields and are peer-reviewed. Last but not least, the usability, accessibility and flexibility of the "HTS" depend on the commitment of people who agree that Translation Studies does matter. All users are therefore invited to share their feedback. Any questions, remarks and suggestions for improvement can be sent to the editorial team

Professionalism In Practice

Author: Kay Sambell
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319545523
File Size: 74,84 MB
Format: PDF
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This book acts as a highly practical guide for new and experienced lecturers, learning supporters and leaders in Higher Education; and offers plentiful examples and vignettes showing how learning can be brought to life through activity and engagement. It offers numerous pragmatic illustrations of how to design and deliver an engaging curriculum, and assess students’ learning authentically. Sound scholarship and research-informed approaches to Higher Education teaching and learning underpins the myriad accessible and readily recognizable examples of how real educators solve the challenges of contemporary Higher Education. Additionally, guidance is offered on how to present evidence for those seeking accreditation of their teaching and leadership in Higher Education, as well as useful advice for experienced HE teachers seeking to advance their careers into more senior roles, on the basis of their strong teaching and pedagogic leadership. The book will be of great interest to students and researchers working in Education, and will be invaluable reading for both new and experienced lecturers working in HE institutions.

Teaching For Quality Learning At University

Author: Biggs, John
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335242758
File Size: 74,43 MB
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A bestselling book for higher education teachers and adminstrators interested in assuring effective teaching.

Designing Quality Authentic Assessments

Author: Tay Hui Yong
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351715437
File Size: 56,52 MB
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This book examines the principles and practice of authentic assessment. It seeks to answer the following questions. What is authentic assessment? How is authentic assessment different from 'performance assessment' or 'alternative assessment'? How can authentic assessment support learner-centred education, especially when a performance-oriented culture favours pen-and-paper examinations? The book is structured into two major parts. The first, 'Principles of authentic assessment design', provides readers with a conceptual explanation of authenticity; the principles for designing quality authentic assessments for valid evidence of student learning; and guidance about how to develop quality rubrics to structure assessment tasks. The second part of the book, 'Theory into practice' provides examples developed by teachers to demonstrate an understanding of authentic assessment. The subject areas covered include humanities, languages, mathematics, sciences, character and citizenship. Two case studies are discussed to demonstrate how authentic assessment can be used to comprehensively address key learning objectives in a variety of curriculum contexts. This book provides practitioners with concrete examples on how to develop authentic assessment to suit their context and also enhance their students’ learning. The book will also enable teachers to face assessment challenges present in our changing world.

E Learning In The 21st Century

Author: D. Randy Garrison
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134574525
File Size: 76,96 MB
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There is currently a technological revolution taking place in higher education. The growth of e-learning is being described as explosive, unprecedented, and above all, disruptive. This timely and comprehensive book provides a coherent framework for understanding e-learning in higher education. The authors draw on their extensive research in the area to explore the technological, pedagogical and organisational implications of e-learning, and more importantly, they provide practical models for educators to use to realise the full potential of e-learning. A unique feature of the book is that the authors focus less on the ever-evolving technologies and more on the search for an understanding of these technologies from an educational perspective. This book will be invaluable for researchers, practitioners and senior administrators looking for guidance on how to successfully adopt e-learning in their institutions. It will also appeal to anyone with an interest in the impact of e-learning on higher education and society.

Emerging Issues In Smart Learning

Author: Guang Chen
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3662441888
File Size: 25,80 MB
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This book provides an archival forum for researchers, academics, practitioners and industry professionals interested and/or engaged in the reform of the ways of teaching and learning through advancing current learning environments towards smart learning environments. The contributions of this book are submitted to the International Conference on Smart Learning Environments (ICSLE 2014). The focus of this proceeding is on the interplay of pedagogy, technology and their fusion towards the advancement of smart learning environments. Various components of this interplay include but are not limited to: Pedagogy- learning paradigms, assessment paradigms, social factors, policy; Technology- emerging technologies, innovative uses of mature technologies, adoption, usability, standards and emerging/new technological paradigms (open educational resources, cloud computing, etc.)

Developing Faculty Learning Communities At Two Year Colleges

Author: Susan Sipple
Editor: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 157922847X
File Size: 38,66 MB
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This book introduces community college faculty and faculty developers to the use of faculty learning communities (FLCs) as a means for faculty themselves to investigate and surmount student learning problems they encounter in their classrooms, and as an effective and low-cost strategy for faculty developers working with few resources to stimulate innovative teaching that leads to student persistence and improved learning outcomes. Two-year college instructors face the unique challenge of teaching a mix of learners, from the developmental to high-achievers, that requires using a variety of instructional strategies and techniques. Even the most experienced teachers can find this diversity demanding. Faculty developers at many two-year colleges still rely solely on the one-day workshop model that, while useful, rarely results in sustained student-centered changes in pedagogy or the curriculum, and may not be practicable for the growing cohort of part-time faculty members. By linking work in the classroom with scholarship and reflection, FLCs provide participants with a sense of renewed engagement and stimulate collegial exploration of ways to achieve educational excellence. FLCs are usually faculty-instigated and cross-disciplinary, and comprise groups of six to fifteen faculty that work collaboratively through regular meetings over an extended period of time to promote research and an exchange of experiences, foster community, and develop the scholarship of teaching. FLCs alleviate burnout and isolation, promote the development, testing, and peer review of new classroom strategies or technologies, and lead to the reenergizing and professionalization of teachers. This book introduces the reader to FLCs and to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, offering examples of application in two-year colleges. Individual chapters describe, among others, an FLC set up to support course redesign; an “Adjunct Connectivity FLC” to integrate part-time faculty within a department and collaborate on the curriculum; a cross-disciplinary FLC to promote student self-regulated learning, and improve academic performance and persistence; a critical thinking FLC that sought to define critical thinking in separate disciplines, examine interdisciplinary cross-over of critical thinking, and measure critical thinking more accurately; an FLC that researched the transfer of learning and developed strategies to promote students’ application of their learning across courses and beyond the classroom. Each chapter describes the formation of its FLC, the processes it engaged in, what worked and did not, and the outcomes achieved. Just as when college faculty fail to remain current in their fields, the failure to engage in continuing development of teaching skills, will equally lead teaching and learning to suffer. When two-year college administrators restrain scholarship and reflection as inappropriate for the real work of the institution they are in fact hindering the professionalization of their teaching force that is essential to institutional mission and student success. When FLCs are supported by leaders and administrators, and faculty learn that collaboration and peer review are valued and even expected as part of being a teaching professional, they become intrinsically motivated and committed to collaboratively solving problems, setting the institution on a path to becoming a learning organization that is proactive and adept at navigating change.

Designing Better Engineering Education Through Assessment

Author: Joni E. Spurlin
Editor: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1579222137
File Size: 73,88 MB
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"The work describes various assessment methods and provides examples of various assessment tools that have been utilized by a variety of programs. Valuable for faculty and administrators who are concerned with satisfying the ABET accreditation requirements in engineering and technology programs. Recommended." Choice"

E Learning Technologies And Evidence Based Assessment Approaches

Author: Spratt, Christine
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 1605664111
File Size: 11,27 MB
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"This book aims to provide readers with a variety of contemporary solutions to identified educational problems of practice related to the assessment of student learning in e-learning environments"--Provided by publisher.

Advances In E Learning Experiences And Methodologies

Author: Garc¡a-Pe¤alvo, Francisco Jos‚
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 1599047586
File Size: 77,91 MB
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Web-based training, known as e-learning, has experienced a great evolution and growth in recent years, as the capacity for education is no longer limited by physical and time constraints. The emergence of such a prized learning tool mandates a comprehensive evaluation of the effectiveness and implications of e-learning. Advances in E-Learning: Experiences and Methodologies explores the technical, pedagogical, methodological, tutorial, legal, and emotional aspects of e-learning, considering and analyzing its different application contexts, and providing researchers and practitioners with an innovative view of e-learning as a lifelong learning tool for scholars in both academic and professional spheres.

Designing Assessment For Mathematics

Author: Eileen Depka
Editor: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452293910
File Size: 65,58 MB
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This updated edition provides strategies for deepening students' understanding of math concepts, involving students in standards-based rubric development, and using rubric data to improve instruction.

Medical Education Theory And Practice E Book

Author: Tim Dornan
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702049867
File Size: 14,78 MB
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Medical Education: Theory and Practice is a new text linking the theory and the practice for graduate students and educators who want to go beyond the basics. The scholarship of medical education is, above all, a ‘practice’, but one that has a strong theoretical foundation. Neither theory nor practice stand still, and both are grounded in research. The novelty of this book lies in its interweaving of practice, theory, innovation and research. The book starts with a theorised, contemporary overview of the field. Next, it explores the theoretical foundations of medical education in depth. The remainder of the book reviews a whole a range of educational contexts, processes and outcomes. This work has been edited by a distinguished, international team of medical educationalists and written by equally accomplished authors from across the globe representing a spectrum of disciplines. This will be an invaluable text for all Masters Students in health professions education as well as PhD students and education researchers wanting a background to the discipline. Educators and medical students will also find it a very useful resource. Written by key figures in medical educational research combined with a strong editorial influence from the international editorial team. The text has a strong evidence-based approach that is fully cognisant of research methodology issues, The book provides a scholarly explanation on the topic, rather than aiming to say the last word. Written throughout in a clear and comprehensible style. The content is extensively referenced with additional suggestions for further reading.

Handbook Of Research On Digital Information Technologies Innovations Methods And Ethical Issues

Author: Hansson, Thomas
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 1599049716
File Size: 72,98 MB
Format: PDF
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"This book provides a collection of successful designs, defined as communicative relation-building solutions, for individuals and collectives of interlocutors. It includes a longitudinal perspective of past mistakes, current trends and future opportunities, and is a must-have for beginners in the field as well as qualified professionals exploring the full potential of human interactions"--Provided by publisher.

Teaching For Quality Learning

Author: John Biggs
Editor: McGraw-Hill International
ISBN: 0335221270
File Size: 44,73 MB
Format: PDF
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.Teaching for Quality Learning at University focuses on implementing a constructively aligned outcomes-based model at both classroom and institutional level. The theory, which is now used worldwide as a framework for good teaching and assessment, is shown to: assist university teachers who wish to improve the quality of their own teaching, their students' learning and their assessment of learning outcomes; aid staff developers in providing support for teachers; and, provide a framework for administrators interested in quality assurance and enhancement of teaching across the whole university.The book's how to approach addresses several important issues: designing high level outcomes, the learning activities most likely to achieve them in small and large classes, and appropriate assessment and grading procedures.