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Transformative Formative Assessment in Lifelong Learning

Ecclestone, Kathryn and Derrick, Jay and Davies, Jennie and Gawn, Judith (2010) Transformative Formative Assessment in Lifelong Learning. Open University Press/McGraw-Hill, Maidenhead. ISBN 9780335236541

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Despite the potential of formative assessment to enhance the quality of students' learning and motivation, it is widely misunderstood by teachers and policymakers. Throughout the education system, it has become little more than a way of coaching students to meet the demands of summative assessment. This book combines theory, research and practical insights to demonstrate how teachers might enhance their understanding of formative assessment, particularly in vocational and adult education settings that are under pressure to meet targets for inclusion, retention and achievement. Drawing on recent research, the book includes six case studies that draw out the implications of the research findings to suggest ways in which teachers might change their assessment practice, despite the pressures in their own contexts. It considers: What is formative assessment, and what is it not? What impact do political and social factors have on assessment practices? Why do similar assessment practices have different effects in different 'learning cultures'? What role does subject knowledge play in educationally-worthwhile formative assessment? How can teachers, lecturers and other education professionals improve formative assessment?

Item Type: Book
Controlled Keywords: formative assessment, Lifelong Learning
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Date Deposited: 08 May 2015 09:58
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