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Author Ecclestone, Kathryn.

Title How to assess the vocational curriculum / Kathryn Ecclestone
Published London : Kogan Page, 1996


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 MELB  375.006 Ecc/Hta  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 176 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Series Vocational education series
Vocational education series.
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction and Background -- Ch. 2. Understanding Assessment -- Ch. 3. Assessment in Vocational Qualifications -- Ch. 4. Assessment in a modular curriculum -- Ch. 5. Diagnosing Learners' Needs -- Ch. 6. Records of Achievement and Portfolios -- Ch. 7. Assessing Knowledge, Competence and Core Skills -- Ch. 8. Developing Professional Expertise in Assessment -- Ch. 9. Designing an Assessment Strategy -- Ch. 10. Tensions and Dilemmas in Assessment
Summary New forms of assessment and new learning programmes require teachers to be more flexible and skilled in their approach. NVQs, GNVQs, the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL), modular programmes and credit transfer have all put pressure on institutions in their assessment procedures. Using examples from schools and colleges, this contemporary book outlines different forms of assessment, highlights their purposes, and provides practical guidelines to their implementation. In doing this, it examines some of the complexities associated with assessment. Areas of particular importance include planning an assessment strategy, diagnosing learners' needs, assessment and accreditation of prior learning, assessing competence and transferable skills, recording achievement, assessing the modular curriculum, and preparing staff for assessor and verifier roles
This new Vocational Education Series addresses the changing vocational curriculum. Books in the series are designed for teaching staff in schools and colleges who need to know how to organise and manage vocational programmes. They will also be of interest to student teachers looking for a guide to current developments. The series is edited by Tony Nasta, of the Further Education Funding Council
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Vocational education -- Curricula -- Great Britain -- Evaluation -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
LC no. 96153630
ISBN 0749417064