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Competition, education and assessment: connecting history with recent scholarship

Nelson, Robert and Dawson, Phillip 2017, Competition, education and assessment: connecting history with recent scholarship, Assessment and evaluation in higher education, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 304-315, doi: 10.1080/02602938.2015.1105932.

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Title Competition, education and assessment: connecting history with recent scholarship
Author(s) Nelson, Robert
Dawson, PhillipORCID iD for Dawson, Phillip orcid.org/0000-0002-4513-8287
Journal name Assessment and evaluation in higher education
Volume number 42
Issue number 2
Start page 304
End page 315
Total pages 12
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2017
ISSN 0260-2938
1469-297X
Keyword(s) competition
assessment
norm referencing
history of ideas
philology
Summary In this article, we investigate competition in education, asking if it is good or bad, and especially if it is old and necessary or new and questionable. Using philological methods, we trace the history of competition and relate it to contemporary educational ideas. In history and modern pedagogical research, competition has a ‘dark side’ as well as energising qualities. We question the inseparability of competition and education, and, weighing up the moral and pedagogical benefits and dangers, we advocate moderation in educational competition.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/02602938.2015.1105932
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
1303 Specialist Studies In Education
1505 Marketing
1701 Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 930201 Pedagogy
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Taylor & Francis
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Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30080594

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