Learner-Centered Assessment on College Campuses: Shifting the Focus from Teaching to Learning pdf epub fb2

Learner-Centered Assessment on College Campuses: Shifting the Focus from Teaching to Learning by Mary E. Huba pdf epub fb2

Learner-Centered Assessment on College Campuses: Shifting the Focus from Teaching to Learning Author: Mary E. Huba
Title: Learner-Centered Assessment on College Campuses: Shifting the Focus from Teaching to Learning
ISBN: 0205287387
ISBN13: 978-0205287383
Other Formats: lit docx txt mobi
Pages: 286 pages
Publisher: Pearson; 1 edition (December 13, 1999)
Language: English
Category: Other
Size PDF version: 1382 kb
Size EPUB version: 1573 kb
Subcategory: Medicine & Health Sciences




Learner-Centered Assessment on College Campuses integrates current thinking and research regarding the learning of undergraduate students with principles of best practice in assessment and teaching. The book will help readers see the connection among three powerful trends in higher education today: the focus on learning and learners, the emphasis on the assessment of learning, and the need to continually improve what those in higher education do. Grounded in principles of constructivist learning theory and continuous improvement, the book provides opportunities for readers to make connections with what they already know about assessment, integrate new information with their current knowledge, and try new approaches to enhance the learning of their students. Readers will consider what it means to shift from a teacher-centered paradigm of instruction to a learner-centered paradigm. The book offers practical approaches to help formulate intended learning outcomes, gather feedback from students to guide instruction, and develop scoring criteria for guiding and evaluating student work. Readers will learn how to assess students' ability to think critically, address enduring and emerging issues and problems in their disciplines, and use portfolios to promote and evaluate student learning. Numerous questions to guide implementation, as well as examples from a variety of disciplines and institutions are provided. For higher education administrators or those in faculty development.