Balancing dilemmas in assessment and learning in contemporary education

Liz McDowell, Anton Havnes

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This book focuses on dilemmas inherent in the practice of assessment in the contemporary context. New forms of assessment are being introduced in all sectors of education and training, and the culture of assessment is shifting. The authors in this volume discuss the practice of assessment, reporting empirical research on modes of assessment within a variety of educational contexts, while also addressing conceptual and theoretical aspects of assessment. Though most publications on assessment do not go beyond one sector or phase of education and only consider assessment in one national context, this volume is cross-sectoral and international in scope. This groundbreaking book illustrates the conceptual and practical dilemmas of assessment and raises issues that are relevant and applicable across a variety of modes of assessment and across various contexts where assessment takes place.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISBN (Print)9780415955843
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jul 2007


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