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Assessment and the promotion of academic values

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posted on 01.01.1990, 00:00 authored by David BoudDavid Boud
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.

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Journal

Studies in higher education

Volume

15

Issue

1

Pagination

101 - 111

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

0307-5079

eISSN

1470-174X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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