Assessment and the promotion of academic values

Boud,D 1990, Assessment and the promotion of academic values, Studies in higher education, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 101-111, doi: 10.1080/03075079012331377621.

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Title Assessment and the promotion of academic values
Author(s) Boud,DORCID iD for Boud,D
Journal name Studies in higher education
Volume number 15
Issue number 1
Start page 101
End page 111
Total pages 11
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 1990
ISSN 0307-5079
Summary This paper raises issues concerning the relationship between student assessment and the values which academic institutions propagate. It argues that many current assessment practices are incompatible with the goals of independence, thoughtfulness and critical analysis to which most academics would subscribe; that forms of assessment which are commonplace are not consistent with the behaviour of academics in their own contributions to knowledge; and that there is evidence to suggest that the assessment policy of many departments undermines deep approaches to learning on the part of students. Some indications are given of possible strategies to address the problems which have been identified, drawing upon ideas from academic and professional practice in general and self-assessment and peer review in particular.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/03075079012331377621
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio Economic Objective 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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