Assessing health education

Leahy, Deana, Burrows, Lisette, McCuaig, Louise, Wright, Jan and Penney, Dawn (2016). Assessing health education. In School health education in changing times: curriculum, pedagogies and partnerships (pp. 86-101) London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

Author Leahy, Deana
Burrows, Lisette
McCuaig, Louise
Wright, Jan
Penney, Dawn
Title of chapter Assessing health education
Title of book School health education in changing times: curriculum, pedagogies and partnerships
Place of Publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Publication Year 2016
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Series Routledge research in education
ISBN 9780415706179
Volume number 152
Chapter number 6
Start page 86
End page 101
Total pages 16
Total chapters 9
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Assessment is an aspect of education that is often perceived as having very significant consequences for students, teachers, schools and/or education systems. From this perspective, assessment is associated with 'high stakes': it either opens up or closes down access to particular educational or vocational opportunities and it has come to determine rankings and similar mechanisms associated with teachers', schools' and system performance. Seen in this way assessment privileges particular knowledge, skills and understandings - in short, those aspects of learning within curriculum that are deemed important enough 'to assess'. Assessments 'can become an end in themselves - it is the grades that count - not what has been learned' (Stobart 2008, p. 4).
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