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Learning about assessment : the impact of two courses for higher education staff.

Reimann, N. (2018) 'Learning about assessment : the impact of two courses for higher education staff.', International journal for academic development., 23 (2). pp. 86-97.


This interview-based study investigated the impact of two academic development courses about assessment. Participants learnt concepts and terminology that enabled them to better understand and communicate about assessment. The courses also stimulated critical thinking about assessment practices and conceptual change, with ‘assessment for learning’ emerging as significant with the qualities of a threshold concept. Certain learning activities stood out as transformational as they supported the examination of assessment from different perspectives and the integration of implicit with explicit knowledge, but only if participants had sufficient workplace experience that they could link to the formal knowledge taught in the courses.

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Publisher statement:This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal for Academic Development on 19 Sep 2017, available online:
Date accepted:18 April 2017
Date deposited:08 September 2017
Date of first online publication:19 September 2017
Date first made open access:19 March 2019

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