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Letter to a dead philosopher: Formative assessment for deep learning

Nolton, M.ORCID: 0000-0002-9375-1123 (2013) Letter to a dead philosopher: Formative assessment for deep learning. In: Brandenburg, R. and Wilson, J.Z., (eds.) Pedagogies for the Future: : Leading Quality Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. SensePublishers, Rotterdam, pp. 111-124.

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There are current pressures on teaching staff in the cash-strapped higher education sector to move toward any number of quick-fix assessment models (Herrington & Herrington 2002). These quick-fixes tend to be assessment by examination tasks which are easily marked (read: cheap and fast to mark) but still claimed able to effectively assess student knowledge retention and understanding. There are, however, impacts for the humanities from such assessment models, one of which is its promotion of learning and teaching models that can dis-incentivize students from developing the skills necessary for deep levels of content engagement and understanding.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: SensePublishers
Copyright: © Sense Publishers 2013
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