e-Assessment for Learning (eAfL) in higher education: is it a wolf in sheep’s clothing?

Charteris, Jennifer, Quinn, Frances, Parkes, Mitchell, Fletcher, Peter and Reyes, Vicente (2015) e-Assessment for Learning (eAfL) in higher education: is it a wolf in sheep’s clothing?. Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, 9: 1-24.

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Author Charteris, Jennifer
Quinn, Frances
Parkes, Mitchell
Fletcher, Peter
Reyes, Vicente
Title e-Assessment for Learning (eAfL) in higher education: is it a wolf in sheep’s clothing?
Journal name Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1759-667X
Publication date 2015-07-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Issue 9
Start page 1
End page 24
Total pages 24
Publisher Association for Learning Development in Higher Education
Language eng
Abstract As an extensive body of research demonstrates, Assessment for Learning (AfL) practices can have a significant impact on student achievement in the schooling sector and over the last decade these practices have gained currency in higher education settings. Digital technologies are increasingly being embedded into university programmes, therefore it is important that the issue of quality learning as socio-political engagement in online higher education settings be carefully examined. In this article the authors, a group of pre-service teacher educators who work with students undertaking initial teacher training, explore key discourses that underpin the application of AfL in higher education digital contexts – eAfL (e-Assessment for Learning). In particular, we critique discourses of ‘learnification’, ‘responsibilisation’ and ‘performativity’ in relation to eAfL. We pose possibilities to be considered for the development of robust practices that promote agency and engage with students’ funds of knowledge, as the socially and culturally located knowledge, skills and dispositions that learners bring to higher education contexts.Charteris et al. e-Assessment for Learning (eAfL) in higher education: is it a wolf in sheep’s clothing?
Keyword e-Assessment for Learning (eAfl)
Higher Education
Australia
ICT
Pre-service teachers
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Education Publications
 
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