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Assessment and Learning

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ISBN-10: 0857023837

ISBN-13: 9780857023834

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: John Gardner

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Assessment and Learning places learning at the centre of our concerns and explicitly underscores the importance of assessment in that learning. This new edition provides a comprehensive overview of assessment that is used to support learning, practice-based theory on assessment for learning, and formative assessment to support individual development and motivate learners. With a strong list of existing and new contributors, this second edition has been updated to include the latest work on assessment. Readers will find research-informed insights from a wide variety of international contexts. It features: " New chapters on e-assessment, the learner's perspective on assessment and learning…    
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List price: $39.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 12/7/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

John Gardner, one of the authors of the well-known James Bond stories, was born in Northumberland, England on November 20, 1926. He attended Cambridge University and was a member of the Royal Marines. He became a journalist and a critic after leaving the service. In 1964, Gardner began his novelist career with The Liquidator, in which he created the character Boysie Oakes who inadvertently is mistaken to be a tough, pitiless man of action and is thereupon recruited into a British spy agency. In fact, Oakes was a devout coward who was terrified of violence, suffered from airsickness and was afraid of heights In the 1970's, he wrote a series of novels known as the Moriarty Journals, which…    

Introduction
Purposes and Practice
Assessment for Learning in the Classroom
Professional Learning as a Condition for Assessment for Learning
From Teachers to Schools: Scaling Up Professional Development for Formative Assessment
Alternative Perspectives on Learning Outcomes: Challenges for Assessment
On the Relationship between Assessment for Formative and Summative Purposes
Quality Assessment Practice
Impact
Assessment and Learning: the Learner's Perspective
Instrumentalism and Achievement: a Socio-Cultural Understanding of Tensions in Vocational Education
Policy and Practice in Assessment for Learning: the Experience of Selected Oecd Countries
The Role of Assessment in Developing Motivation for Learning
Theory
Assessment in Harmony with Our Understanding of Learning: Problems and Possibilities
Developing a Theory of Formative Assessment
Validity and Reliability
Validity in Formative Assessment
The Reliability of Assessments
Validity, Purpose and the Recycling of Results from Educational Assessments
Concluding Remarks
Assessment for Learning: a Compelling Conceptualization