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Conceptualising evaluative judgement for sustainable assessment in higher education

This chapter introduces a framework for evaluative judgement that underpins discussion in subsequent chapters. We start by identifying what we mean by evaluative judgement and examining why it is a necessary idea for organising courses and designing assessments. We suggest that the development of students’ evaluative judgement is an important and underexplored aspect of assessment which enables us to consider the longer-term influence of assessment activities on learning. We conclude by examining how common assessment practices - such as rubrics, exemplars, self-assessment, peer assessment and feedback - can be better tailored towards developing students’ evaluative judgement.

History

Title of book

Developing evaluative judgement in higher education: assessment for knowing and producing quality work

Chapter number

1

Pagination

7 - 17

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Place of publication

Abingdon, Eng.

ISBN-13

9781138089341

Language

eng

Publication classification

B1 Book chapter

Copyright notice

2018, Rola Ajjawi, Joanna Tai, Phillip Dawson and David Boud

Extent

19

Editor/Contributor(s)

D Boud, R Ajjawi, P Dawson, J Tai