This book is a comprehensive guide to assessment issues, particularly for those professionals who are coming to terms with the range of new pressures on their traditional teaching practices. Agents of change such as increased use of IT, flexible assessment methods and quality assurance all converge on the area of assessment, making new demands of assessors. The authors analyse the effectiveness of traditional methods in the present day and provide suggestions for how these methods may be developed to suit modern learning and teaching practice. This book is a practical resource, with reflection boxes and diagnostic tools that encourage the reader to apply the principles to their own practice. Throughout, the text emphasizes the need to diversify and adapt and takes an international perspective.
Lee Dunn, Chris Morgan, Meg O'Reilly and Sharon Parry all work at the Southern Cross University, Australia, where Chris Morgan is Educational Designer at the Teaching and Learning Centre.