Assessment for learning

Kumar, N. Meghna and Agnihotri, Vishnuteerth and Venuraj, Rahul (2013) Assessment for learning. Learning Curve (20). pp. 4-7.

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Traditionally, assessment at the school level has been rote-based, with very little focus on understanding or application of concepts. We find this to be true, especially in India, based on our analysis of school papers. Questions such as ‘What is photosynthesis? Explain with the help of a neat and labelled diagram.’ are commonly found in school papers, and do not distinguish between a student who has understood the concept and a student who has simply memorized facts. Unsurprisingly, when you ask a person about what they learnt in school, a very common answer is ‘’Well, I’ve forgotten most of it...”

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Early childhood education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University publications > Learning Curve
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2018 14:19
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2018 06:33
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