‘Assessment as and for Learning’ using Authentic Assessments A Postgraduate Perspective based on the MSc. in Medical Imaging (Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) route)

Marshall, Gill and MacDonald, Iain (2010) ‘Assessment as and for Learning’ using Authentic Assessments A Postgraduate Perspective based on the MSc. in Medical Imaging (Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) route). Learning Exchange, 1 (1). Full text not available from this repository.

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Abstract

This poster discusses the purpose of assessment and then investigates the features of assessment of learning, assessment for learning and assessment as learning, including what reference points are used in these categories. The unique perspective each different student brings to assessment is then presented. Subsequently the paper explores „Assessment as and for Learning‟, a subset of assessment for learning and discusses the benefits of using authentic assessment tasks as learning. The link between assessment as learning and independent life-long learners is explored. Innovative authentic assessments used within the MSc. in Medical Imaging (MRI route) are presented and justified. In conclusion the paper presents authentic assessments as “assessment as learning” which is intrinsically motivating, encourages deep learning and improves student learning outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Learning Exchange
Publisher: University of Westminster
ISSN: 2043-6602
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Medical and Sports Sciences > Health and Medical Sciences
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2011 09:34
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 16:08
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/546

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