Transforming Formative Assessment in Lifelong Learning (Paperback)
  • Transforming Formative Assessment in Lifelong Learning (Paperback)
zoom

Transforming Formative Assessment in Lifelong Learning (Paperback)

(author)
£26.99
Paperback 248 Pages / Published: 16/10/2010
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Despite good intentions for formative assessment to enhance the quality of students' learning and motivation, it is widely misunderstood. Throughout the education system, it has become little more than a way of coaching students to meet the demands of summative assessment.

This unique 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?

This book is essential reading for teachers, trainee teachers, staff development officers, researchers and those running training courses throughout the lifelong learning sector. It is ideal for those studying for PTLLS, CTLLS and DTLLS qualifications and for Cert Ed and PGCE awards related to the Lifelong Learning Sector. It is also relevant to various stakeholders involved in the design of qualifications, including awarding bodies, and to researchers interested in assessment and the impact of education policy on practice in all sectors of the education system, and particularly in lifelong learning.

The book is authored with Jennie Davies, Visiting Research Fellow, University of Exeter, UK; Jay Derrick, Adult Education Consultant/Visiting Lecturer, Institute of Education, London, UK; and Judith Gawn, Regional Programme Director (LLN), NIACE London, UK.

Publisher: Open University Press
ISBN: 9780335236541
Number of pages: 248
Dimensions: 230 x 150 x 10 mm

You may also be interested in...

Motorcycle roadcraft
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Undercover
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Will You Love Me?
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Codependent No More
Added to basket
Cairngorm John
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Person-Centred Counselling in Action
Added to basket
Running with the Firm
Added to basket
Counselling for Toads
Added to basket
I Miss Mummy
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Mummy Told Me Not to Tell
Added to basket
First Steps in Counselling
Added to basket
Saving Danny
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Counselling Skills For Dummies
Added to basket
War Games
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.