More non-violent assessment

Well, it seems to be the week for this kind of stuff, step forward Adrian Miles with a fascinating post on self assessment and reflective practice. What, in particular, caught my eye are his plans for blog assessment:

“For the future what I will do is invite the students to write, for themselves (individually) a set of assessment criteria for their own blogs, basically what they think they would need to do in their blogs for their blogs to be an appropriate (and define appropriate) contribution to their learning. They can then assess their blogs against these criteria. This lets the students develop analytical skills, as well as beginning to learn how to benchmark, evaluate and also determine – in advance – what or why they should be doing something.”

There’s plenty more there though on how self-assessment has and has not worked this year. Critical reading for anyone involved in this kind of thing.

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