Introduction: assessment for the longer term

Boud, David ORCID logoORCID: and Falchikov, Nancy (2007) Introduction: assessment for the longer term. In: Rethinking Assessment for Higher Education: Learning for the Longer Term. Boud, David ORCID logoORCID: and Falchikov, Nancy, eds. Routledge, London, pp. 3-13. ISBN 9780415397780, pbk-ISBN 9780415397797, e-ISBN 9780203964309. [Book Section] (doi:10.4324/9780203964309-7)


Assessment affects people’s lives. The future directions and careers of students depend on it. There are risks involved in changing assessment without considering the consequences. This has meant that there has been very slow movement in the development of new assessment ideas and changes in practice. We face a system of assessment that has been subject to slow incremental change, to compromise and to inertia. We are afraid to change the system because of the risks, but we also avoid looking at it because doing so might entail major effort.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > Work and Learning Research Centre
Item ID: 21427
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Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2017 16:19
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