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Towards fairer university assessment : recognizing the concerns of students, Nerilee RA Flint and Bruce Johnson

Label
Towards fairer university assessment : recognizing the concerns of students
Title
Towards fairer university assessment
Title remainder
recognizing the concerns of students
Statement of responsibility
Nerilee RA Flint and Bruce Johnson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • After all the hours of studying, reading and preparation, the nights spent revising and the writing and re-writing of assignments, `success' for university students can often be represented with a single grade or digit, summing up a wide range of activities. The authors of this timely book ask how fair that assessment is. --
  • This book is about a long-ignored determinant of student satisfaction, concerning the perception of how fairly students are judged, marked, ranked and rewarded for demonstrating their capabilities at university. In the high-stakes competitive field of higher education, students are increasingly positioned as customers whose views on their university experience are considered vitally important. Yet paradoxically, little research has been undertaken to find out more about how students decide whether they have been treated fairly and what they do about it. --
  • In doing so, this book goes beyond the superficial consideration of university assessment as a `necessary requirement' by unravelling the underlying issues that really count - what is considered fair assessment and what is not. --
  • Towards Fairer University Assessment will be of interest to higher education academics, administrators and managers, researchers in the areas of education policy and politics, as well as advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students. --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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1961-
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Flint, Nerilee
Dewey number
378.1/662
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LB2368
LC item number
.F55 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Johnson, Bruce
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • College students
  • College students
  • Educational tests and measurements
Label
Towards fairer university assessment : recognizing the concerns of students, Nerilee RA Flint and Bruce Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [151]-161) and index
Contents
  • Who this book is for
  • Conclusion
  • 2.
  • Researching students' perceptions of fair assessment: A qualitative approach
  • Ethics and consent
  • Recruitment of participants
  • Profile of students
  • Interviews
  • use of vignettes
  • Final rounds of interviews
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Transcription
  • Reflective journal
  • use of literature in this research
  • Category development
  • Initial themes
  • Determining the core category
  • Development of a basic social process
  • Measures to ensure the integrity of the theory
  • Does the theory fit?
  • Does the theory work?
  • 1.
  • Is the theory relevant?
  • Is the theory modifiable?
  • Conclusion
  • 3.
  • Sources of frustration with assessment
  • problem of frustration with assessment
  • Sources of frustration
  • Demonstrating capability
  • Opportunity to demonstrate capability
  • Whether capability has been recognized
  • importance of fair assessment
  • Conclusion
  • 4.
  • Deciding the fairness of assessment
  • Comparison with recent assessment outcomes
  • Discussion and comparison with others
  • Effort
  • Comparison with personal expectations and past experiences
  • Level playing field
  • nature and extent of feedback about assessment
  • balance and variety of assessment tasks
  • Introduction
  • relevance of assessment tasks
  • Skilful teachers
  • Teachers displaying a caring attitude
  • Conclusion
  • 5.
  • Responding to unfair assessment
  • Emotional reactions
  • Response modifiers
  • Students' level of desperation
  • Students' concern about ramifications
  • Constructions of fairness
  • Students' level of maturity
  • Students' self-beliefs
  • Students' perception of teachers' approachability
  • Students' knowledge of process
  • Response
  • Taking action
  • Opting out
  • Surviving
  • Variation of responses and how they feed back into the process of demonstrating capability
  • Conclusion
  • policy context: The rise of the neo-liberal university
  • 6.
  • Making assessment fairer
  • Insights into students' views on assessment
  • Recommendations
  • Course coordinators
  • Teachers
  • Programme teams
  • Universities
  • Further research
  • Conclusion
  • student perspective
  • Structure of the book
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 167 p.
Isbn
9780415578134
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010022491
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2156383-01umb_inst
  • 2273710
  • (Sirsi) i9780415578134
  • (OCoLC)495781214
Label
Towards fairer university assessment : recognizing the concerns of students, Nerilee RA Flint and Bruce Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [151]-161) and index
Contents
  • Who this book is for
  • Conclusion
  • 2.
  • Researching students' perceptions of fair assessment: A qualitative approach
  • Ethics and consent
  • Recruitment of participants
  • Profile of students
  • Interviews
  • use of vignettes
  • Final rounds of interviews
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Transcription
  • Reflective journal
  • use of literature in this research
  • Category development
  • Initial themes
  • Determining the core category
  • Development of a basic social process
  • Measures to ensure the integrity of the theory
  • Does the theory fit?
  • Does the theory work?
  • 1.
  • Is the theory relevant?
  • Is the theory modifiable?
  • Conclusion
  • 3.
  • Sources of frustration with assessment
  • problem of frustration with assessment
  • Sources of frustration
  • Demonstrating capability
  • Opportunity to demonstrate capability
  • Whether capability has been recognized
  • importance of fair assessment
  • Conclusion
  • 4.
  • Deciding the fairness of assessment
  • Comparison with recent assessment outcomes
  • Discussion and comparison with others
  • Effort
  • Comparison with personal expectations and past experiences
  • Level playing field
  • nature and extent of feedback about assessment
  • balance and variety of assessment tasks
  • Introduction
  • relevance of assessment tasks
  • Skilful teachers
  • Teachers displaying a caring attitude
  • Conclusion
  • 5.
  • Responding to unfair assessment
  • Emotional reactions
  • Response modifiers
  • Students' level of desperation
  • Students' concern about ramifications
  • Constructions of fairness
  • Students' level of maturity
  • Students' self-beliefs
  • Students' perception of teachers' approachability
  • Students' knowledge of process
  • Response
  • Taking action
  • Opting out
  • Surviving
  • Variation of responses and how they feed back into the process of demonstrating capability
  • Conclusion
  • policy context: The rise of the neo-liberal university
  • 6.
  • Making assessment fairer
  • Insights into students' views on assessment
  • Recommendations
  • Course coordinators
  • Teachers
  • Programme teams
  • Universities
  • Further research
  • Conclusion
  • student perspective
  • Structure of the book
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 167 p.
Isbn
9780415578134
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010022491
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2156383-01umb_inst
  • 2273710
  • (Sirsi) i9780415578134
  • (OCoLC)495781214

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