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Advances and Innovations in University Assessment and Feedback$
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Carolin Kreber, Charles Anderson, Noel Entwhistle, and Jan McArthur

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780748694549

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694549.001.0001

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Assessment for Learning Environments: A Student-Centred Perspective

Assessment for Learning Environments: A Student-Centred Perspective

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(p.56) 3 Assessment for Learning Environments: A Student-Centred Perspective
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Advances and Innovations in University Assessment and Feedback
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Liz McDowell

Kay Sambell

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694549.003.0004

Liz McDowell and Say Sambell focus on the importance of assessment for learning. Rather than simply adding new assessment techniques to existing entrenched practices that are seen to encourage learner dependence on their teachers and assign learners a passive role in the assessment and learning process, the authors argue that, to be successful, changes towards assessment for learning have to be more comprehensive, focusing on the entire learning environment. Based on their work at the Centre for Excellence in Assessment in Learning at Northumbria University, they introduce six elements of a productive and positive assessment for learning environment designed to intentionally foster student autonomy in learning and learning for the longer term.

Keywords:   Assessment for learning, Student autonomy in learning, Learning for the longer term

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