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53 Interesting Ways to Assess Your Students


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VOLUME EDITOR: Dr Victoria Burns, School of Sport, Exercise, and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK. NEW CONTRIBUTORS: Dr Gavin Brown, School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK; Dr Robin Burrow, Business School, The University of Buckingham, UK; Dr Kate Edwards, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Australia; Dr Karl Nightingale, School of Immunity and Infection, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK.


1. Dr Colin Conner, formerly Senior Lecturer, University of Cambridge: 'Assessment is at the heart of the learning process. It provides evidence of what students have learned and, more importantly, the effectiveness of teaching. This publication raises important questions about the extent to which assessment is considered as an intrinsic element of preparation for teaching. It should be essential reading for all involved in teaching and lecturing.' 2. I highly recommend that lecturers at any stage of their career take time to look at '53 interesting ways to assess your students'. Although I suspect many of its readers will be academics at the beginning of their careers I particularly hope it will challenge experienced lecturers who have long relied on traditional staples such as unseen exams and set essays to see the rich possibilities of assessment. Dr John Canning SFHEA, Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Learning and Learning, at the University of Brighton, UK. Full book review at http://johncanning.net/wp/?p=2171

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