Innovative Assessment in Higher Education by Cordelia BryanInnovative Assessment in Higher Education by Cordelia Bryan

Innovative Assessment in Higher Education

EditorCordelia Bryan, Karen Clegg

Paperback | March 23, 2006

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Throughout higher education assessment is changing, driven by increased class size, changing curricula and the need to support students better. At the same time assessment regulations and external quality assurance demands are constraining assessment options, driven by worries about standards, reliability and plagiarism. Innovative Assessment in Higher Educationexplores the difficulty of changing assessment in sometimes unhelpful contexts. Topics discussed include:

  • problems with traditional assessment methods
  • rationales behind different kinds of innovation in assessment
  • complex assessment contexts in which teachers attempt to innovate
  • innovation in assessment within a range of academic settings
  • theoretical and empirical support for innovations within higher education.

More than a 'how to do it' manual, this book offers a unique mix of useful pragmatism and scholarship. A vital resource for higher education teachers and their educational advisors, it provides a fundamental analysis of the role and purpose of assessment and how change can be managed without compromising standards.

Cordelia Bryan is a freelance higher education consultant. She has led four successful UK Higher Education projects, is a registered practitioner of the Higher Education Academy, and is an external evaluator for several FDTL 5 projects. She also co-edited Speaking your Mind in Longman's Speak-Write series and has lectured and published...
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Title:Innovative Assessment in Higher EducationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.7 inPublished:March 23, 2006Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415356423

ISBN - 13:9780415356428

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Table of Contents

Section One: Pedagogic Context 1.  Why assessment is changing Graham Gibbs  2.  How assessment frames student learning Graham Gibbs  3.  Evaluating new priorities for assessment in higher education Roger Murphy  4.  Accessible and adaptable elements of Alverno student assessment-as-learning: strategies and challenges for peer review Marcia Mentkowski  5.  Rethinking technology-supported assessment practices in relation to the seven principles of good feedback practice David Nicol and Colin MilliganSection Two:  Implementing Feedback 6.  Evaluating written feedback  Evelyn Brown and Chris Glover  7.  Using formative assessment to improve student learning through critical reflection  Alan Robinson and Mark Udall  8. Improving performance through enhancing student understanding of criteria and feedback  Margaret Price and Berry O'Donovan  9.  Using core assessment criteria to improve essay writing  Katherine Harrington, James Elander, Jo Lusher, Olaojo Aiyegbayo, Edd Pitt, Lin Norton, Hannah Robinson and Peter ReddySection Three: Stimulating Learning  10.  Online instantaneous and targeted feedback for remote learners  Shelagh Ross, Sally Jordan and Philip Butcher  11.  Improving student experience through making assessments 'flow'  Sean Gammon and Lesley Lawrence  12 .  Confidence-based marking: towards deeper learning and better exams  A.R. Gardner-Medwin  13. Developing group learning through assessment  Cordelia Bryan  14.  Supporting diverse students: developing learner autonomy via assessment Kay Sambell, Liz McDowell and Alistair Sambell Section Four:  Encouraging Professional Development  15.  Identifying themes for staff development: the essential part of PDP  innovation Sue Williams and Sheila Ryan  16.  Assessing learning in a PBL curriculum for healthcare training  Christine Curle, Jim Wood, Catherine Haslam and Jacqui Stedmon  17.  ePortfolios: supporting assessment in complex educational environments  Simon Cotterill, Philip Bradley and Geoff Hammond  18.  Assessment to support developments in inter-professional education  Sue Morison and Mairead Boohan 19.  Academic professionalism: the need for change  Lewis Elton  20.  Reflections, rationales and realities Karen Clegg and Cordelia Bryan

Editorial Reviews

'This book offers interesting practical examples of assessment innovation. All readers will no doubt find interesting case studies that can be applied to their own context.' - British Journal of Educational Technology 'A rich collection of accounts of innovative assessment practices and processes, each fundamentally intended to enhance and enable student learning, written by some of the leading researchers in the field.' - Psychology Teaching Review 'This book is an interesting, pertinent and very helpful resource for anyone involved or interested in developing assessment in higher education. It is up to date and informative, covering both theoretical and practical perspectives...It is comprehensive, practical and pragmatic.' - Higher Education Review