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Davies, Mark S.; Taras, Maddalena – London Review of Education, 2018
Assessment literacies are finding leverage, but there is little exploration of links between theory, practice and perceived understandings in higher education (HE). This article builds on and consolidates research that has taken place over ten years that evaluates assessment literacies among HE lecturers in education and science, and in staff…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Summative Evaluation, Evaluation, Formative Evaluation
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Taras, Maddalena; Davies, Mark S. – London Review of Education, 2017
This research focuses on the assessment literacy, that is, the understandings of assessment terminologies and how they relate to each other, in academic staff developers in the UK, collected via questionnaires and semi-structured interviews. Academic staff developers have been trained and certified to support new higher education lecturers in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Beliefs, Vocabulary, Semi Structured Interviews
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Forsyth, Rachel; Cullen, Rod; Ringan, Neil; Stubbs, Mark – London Review of Education, 2015
This paper reflects on the work done at a large UK university to redesign assessment procedures in a way that was intended to contribute to an improvement in assessment literacy for staff. Existing practice was reviewed and showed that changes in assessment processes were needed to make the organization of assessment more consistent and more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Evaluation Methods, Evaluators
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Lees, Rebecca; Anderson, Deborah – London Review of Education, 2015
This small-scale, mixed-methods study aims to investigate academics' understanding of formative and summative assessment methods and how assessment literacy impacts on their teaching methods. Six semi-structured interviews and a scrutiny of assessments provided the data and results suggest that while these academics understand summative…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, College Faculty, Semi Structured Interviews, Formative Evaluation
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Huang, Xian-Han; Adamson, Bob; Lee, John Chi-Kin – London Review of Education, 2014
This paper investigates quality assurance in Chinese higher education by looking at the Evaluation of the University Baccalaureate Programmes Project (EUBPP) conducted in China. It analyses factors that bring about tensions between policy and practice in this area through a study of two contrasting tertiary institutions. The results show that the…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Higher Education, Conflict, Educational Practices
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White, John – London Review of Education, 2013
It is time to replace the examination regime at 16 and 18 by something more appropriate. The coalition government has been solidifying its place by its Baccalaureate reforms at both ages, but this is a move in quite the wrong direction. Whatever the wider purposes that the examination system may serve, its core aim is to find out how well students…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Educational Testing, Testing Programs
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Doyle, Michael; Griffin, Martyn – London Review of Education, 2012
Aimhigher was discontinued on 31 July 2011. This paper reviews the literature analysing its contribution to widening participation to higher education in the UK. Successes of Aimhigher are considered alongside its challenges; particularly the necessity to situate policy within the diverse demands of 42 areas covering England. These issues are…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Academic Aspiration, Educational Policy
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Toyoshima, Mihoko – London Review of Education, 2007
The "internationalisation" of universities has recently become a keyword in many countries. With the progress of globalisation, the mobility of students and academic staff at universities has drastically increased in the past few decades. As a result, more universities are now trying to bring an international dimension to their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Global Approach, Educational Change
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Saunders, Murray – London Review of Education, 2006
This paper outlines a vision of evaluation and its place in social and educational policy and practice. It focuses on the "presence" of evaluation in theory, organizational learning and internationalization and the "voice" of participants in the evaluation process drawing on a range of examples of evaluation practice. It argues…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Educational Policy, Social Development, Foreign Countries