Influence of teachers' perceptions of teaching and learning on the implementation of Assessment for learning in inquiry study

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Abstract

Assessment for learning is a worldwide initiative. With the aim of learning about the influence of teachers’ attitudes and perceptions of assessment for learning on daily teaching practices, this study investigated the implementation of assessment for learning using rubrics as a tool for inquiry study. Nineteen secondary school teachers using rubrics were interviewed. The findings show that a narrow perspective of rubrics as a tool for current teaching practice limits teachers’ creativity in extending the possibilities of assessment for learning to improve the teaching and learning of inquiry study. The paper draws attention to the influence of teachers’ prior perceptions, and provides suggestions for expanding teachers’ perspectives of assessment for learning and utilising rubrics as an integral element of the teaching and learning of inquiry study. Copyright © 2011 Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-432
JournalAssessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011

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So, W. W. M., & Lee, T. T. H. (2011). Influence of teachers' perceptions of teaching and learning on the implementation of Assessment for learning in inquiry study. Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice, 18(4), 417-432.

Keywords

  • Teacher beliefs
  • Inquiry study
  • Assessment for learning
  • Rubrics