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Scaling up Assessment for Learning in Higher Education

  • Taps into sustained and widespread interest in assessment for learning across the sector

  • Brings new thinking to perennial assessment challenges

  • Showcases the work of both leading names and new voices in assessment for learning in higher education

  • Highlights key salient themes in the development of assessment for learning

Part of the book series: The Enabling Power of Assessment (EPAS, volume 5)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Assessment for Learning Strategies and Implementation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 65-65
    2. The Use and Design of Rubrics to Support Assessment for Learning

      • Anders Jönsson, Ernesto Panadero
      Pages 99-111
  3. Feedback for Learning

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 127-127
    2. Contextual Influences on Feedback Practices: An Ecological Perspective

      • Rola Ajjawi, Elizabeth Molloy, Margaret Bearman, Charlotte E. Rees
      Pages 129-143
  4. Using Technology to Facilitate Assessment for Learning

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 191-191
    2. Technology-Enhanced Assessment Feedback

      • Claire Moscrop, Chris Beaumont
      Pages 193-207
    3. How Does Technology Enable Scaling Up Assessment for Learning?

      • Phillip Dawson, Michael Henderson
      Pages 209-222

About this book

A critical issue in higher education is the effective implementation of assessment with the core purpose of promoting productive student learning. This edited collection provides a state-of-the-art discussion of recent, cutting-edge work into assessment for learning in higher education. It introduces a new theme of scaling up, which will be welcomed by theorists, researchers, curriculum leaders and university teachers, and showcases the work of leading figures from Australia, England, continental Europe and Hong Kong. 

The work illuminates four key elements: (1) Enabling assessment change; (2) Assessment for learning strategies and implementation; (3) Feedback for learning; (4) Using technology to facilitate assessment for learning. Solidly research-based and carrying important implications for enhanced practice in assessment for learning at the university level, it is a must read for academic developers, researchers, university teachers, academic leaders and all those interested in assessment matters.

Keywords

  • Feedback for learning
  • Innovative assessment
  • Technology-enhanced assessment
  • assessment for learning
  • assessment in higher education
  • e-assessment
  • learning-oriented assessment

Editors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    David Carless, Susan M. Bridges

  • Ctr. Enhancement of Teaching & Learning, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    Cecilia Ka Yuk Chan

  • Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    Rick Glofcheski

About the editors

David Carless is Professor of Educational Assessment and Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) at the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Education. His research is focused on learning-oriented assessment and sustainable feedback in higher education. His recent book, published by Routledge in 2015, is entitled Excellence in University Assessment: Learning from award-winning practice. 

Susan Bridges is an associate professor and Assistant Dean (Curriculum Innovation) with the Faculty of Education/Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, University of Hong Kong. Her research interests are interactional and ethnographic, exploring the ‘how’ of effective pedagogy in higher education. Her most recent co-edited book, published by Springer in 2016, is entitled Educational Technologies in Medical and Health Sciences Education.

Cecilia Ka Yuk Chan is Head of Professional Development and an associate professor  at the University of Hong Kong’s Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at. She is an expert in enhancing student learning, particularly in the area of engineering, business and science education. Her research focuses on the development, assessment and evidence of generic skills. 

Rick Glofcheski is a professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong, teaching and researching tort law and labour law. His research interests include assessment for learning. Rick’s teaching innovations have been recognized across the university sector. He was selected twice for the University Distinguished Teaching Award (2009 and 2015), and in 2011 he was selected for the inaugural University Grants Committee Teaching Award.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Scaling up Assessment for Learning in Higher Education

  • Editors: David Carless, Susan M. Bridges, Cecilia Ka Yuk Chan, Rick Glofcheski

  • Series Title: The Enabling Power of Assessment

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-3045-1

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-10-3043-7

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-10-9773-7

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-10-3045-1

  • Series ISSN: 2198-2643

  • Series E-ISSN: 2198-2651

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 222

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Assessment and Testing, Higher Education

Buying options

eBook USD 89.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-10-3045-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)