Aligning assessment with long-term learning

Boud, David ORCID logoORCID: and Falchikov, Nancy (2006) Aligning assessment with long-term learning. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 31 (4) . pp. 399-413. ISSN 0260-2938 [Article] (doi:10.1080/02602930600679050)


Assessment in higher education is commonly held to contribute to feedback to students on their learning and the certification of their achievement. This paper argues that this short‐term focus must be balanced against a longer‐term emphasis for learning‐oriented assessment to foster future learning after graduation. The paper proposes that students need to become assessors within the context of participation in practice, that is, the kinds of highly contextualised learning faced in life and work. It discusses the kinds of practices that are needed to refocus assessment within higher education courses to this end.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Work and Learning Research Centre
Item ID: 21334
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Depositing User: Louis Van Baelen
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2017 14:14
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2019 16:22

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