A phenomenological case study of a lecturer's understanding of himself as an assessor

Grant, Rose (2008) A phenomenological case study of a lecturer's understanding of himself as an assessor. Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology, 8 (Phenomenology and Education : Special Edition). pp. 1-10. ISSN 1445-7377

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Based on the findings of research conducted as part of a doctoral study aimed at obtaining an understanding of what it means to be an assessor in higher education, this paper outlines the experience of an individual lecturer at a South African university and describes the meaning he makes of his practice as an assessor within the context of a changing understanding of the nature and purpose of higher education. Making a case for personal agency and innovation as critical qualities in the assessment endeavour, the researcher suggests that, in contrast to a view of education increasingly focused on standardization, accountability and outcomes, student assessment is essentially a human encounter in which the humanity and emotions of both lecturer and student need to be acknowledged.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:phenomenology; psychometric testing; curriculum development; educational practice; assessment; lived experience; educational tests and measurements; higher education; South Africa
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Divisions:Support Units > Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning
Faculty > Faculty of Education > Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning
ID Code:1500
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Deposited On:18 Sep 2009
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