Assessment and Learning
- John Gardner - The University of Stirling, UK
Assessment | Teaching Methods & Learning Styles
This new edition provides a comprehensive overview of assessment that is used to support learning, practice-based theory on assessment for learning, and formative assessment to support individual development and motivate learners.
With a strong list of existing and new contributors, this second edition has been updated to include the latest work on assessment. Readers will find research-informed insights from a wide variety of international contexts. It features:
- New chapters on e-assessment, the learner's perspective on assessment and learning and the influence of assessment on how we value learning
- Teacher-friendly assessment topics
- Practical examples and chapter summaries throughout
This book is useful to teacher educators and researchers on postgraduate courses in education, teaching, learning and assessment.
John Gardner is a professor of education at Queens University Belfast, and President of the British Educational Research Association.
'Assessment and Learning is a useful and inspiring book for everyone concerned with the field of assessment and provides a comprehensible overview of the contemporary developments in the field of educational assessment, particularly assessment for learning'- Studies In Educational Evaluation
`Assessment for learning has come to play a significant role in learning and teaching and the Assessment Reform Group has played a pivotal role in this change. In Assessment and Learning past and present members of the group explore the implications of this change for practice, policy and research, in a way that is insightful, accessible and challenging' - David Bartlett, President - The Association for Achievement and Improvement through Assessment (AAIA)
An excellent collection of articles
This text provides an eclectic mix of relevant ideas which includes current thinking about assessment for learning and agency.
This book provides a useful range of ideas that consider assessment and learning from both learner and assessor perspectives. Theoretical ideas include fascinating sociocultural perspectives, which suit students on the module it is being recommended for.
Good evaluation of assessment and informative read
Excellent comprehensive book. Very good useful ideas for implementing key strategies around assessment in teaching and learning.
This is an essential text for any lecturer or post graduate student of assessment as it emphasises the link between assessment and learning. It takes this link a stage further by explicating the role of the professional development of the teacher in developing assessment literacy. The theoretical underpinning provided by the wide range of key authors reinforces the key idea that assessment can never be reduced to a set of formulaic techniques. The text also provides a framework for discussing the validity of formative assessment. This chapter by Gordon Stobart highlights the challenge of distinguishing between intending to bring about improvements in learning and actual improvement in learning. It extends the concept of validity beyond curricular alignment. Even though the text is UK based, it provides very useful insights into the perceived purposes and actual effects of widespread standardised testing. This is very relevant to the assessment context in the Republic of Ireland where policy is influenced by practice in other locales.
Provides a comprehensive (or as comprehensive as any 300 page book can provide) overview of assessment and learning, by key recognised authors, who have all published extensively. Most of the chapters are fairly short, but signpost the reader to further reading.
Probably more suitable for PG students interested in assessment, or academic staff with an interest in assessment and AfL practices
Assessment and Learning provides a comprehensive overview of assessment which, while highlighting the complexity and problematic nature of this aspect of teaching and learning, supports knowledge and understanding of theory, policy and practice issues.
This is a great resource for trainee and newly qualified teachers who can be confident of the research informed insights discussed here by a number of well respected contributors.
A range of strategies to support assessment has been explored throughout this book. Practical examples provided. Easy to read and understand.