Teachers’ and students’ conceptions of assessment within the Italian higher education system

Pastore, Serafina and Pentassuglia, Monica (2016) Teachers’ and students’ conceptions of assessment within the Italian higher education system. Practitioner Research in Higher Education, 10 (1). pp. 109-120.

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Abstract

Nowadays, higher education systems are being called to reconsider the aims of assessment if we want that students develop skills and competencies for their future personal and professional life. Although assessment holds an essential position in the higher education field, educational research still seems inchoative. Current studies, especially on an international level, are moving towards the revision of traditional modalities of testing, the individuation of alternative forms of assessment, and above all, the analysis of representations and conceptions that teachers and students have about assessment. The present research is oriented towards this last point: the case study, conducted at the School of Education at University of Bari, Italy, analyses teachers’ and students’ conceptions of assessment. Main results indicate a great level of confusion about assessment both for teachers and students. Several suggestions are discussed for further improvements in the higher education context.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Practitioner Research in Higher Education
Publisher: University of Cumbria
ISSN: 1755-1382
Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Institute of Education > Non-Initial Teacher Education
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2016 19:50
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2017 17:48
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2488

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