Importantly, engaging students in the assessment process in this way can help us make assessment a more meaningful, transparent, and collaborative learning experience.
This is an educational rationale for revising assessment practices towards more innovative approaches like self-assessment. There is, if we consider the emotional aspects of the learning environment.
They are recipients of the actions of others, not active agents in the assessment process.
Such conceptions of assessment are inappropriate for long-term learning and they also limit current learning.
As a student-centered approach to assessment, student self-assessment promises to correct this misalignment between assessment and learning.
In self-assessment, students can be involved in reflecting on standards of quality in a discipline and developing criteria for evaluating their work.Perhaps, we might even stop asking how learning can be it in a way that captures some of its complexities, nuances, and messiness!I am hardly an assessment advocate but I care about education and I have been thinking a lot about what assessment does to students and their learning. Tax is usually deducted automatically from wages, pensions and savings.People and businesses with other income must report it in a tax return.Academic settings can provoke a variety of emotional responses in our students and those emotions in turn determine how well (or not) students are learning.If you’d like to learn more about the relationship between emotions and learning, I recommend the wonderfully lucid and engaging chapter on emotion in Josh Eyler’s new book.learning outcomes assessment) produced little insight into what and how our students are learning.One can only hope that what comes out of accreditors “asking hard questions about assessment” is a more humble approach to educational assessment and a better appreciation for the nature of the learning process itself.It is high time to reconsider assessment practices in higher education.It probably surprised no one that, as Doug Lederman reported last week, the national effort invested in measuring student learning (a.k.a.