LEARNING ASSESSMENT VIEWS AND PERCEPTIONS OF FINNISH TEACHERS AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN POSTGRADUATE PHYSICS STUDIES

TitleLEARNING ASSESSMENT VIEWS AND PERCEPTIONS OF FINNISH TEACHERS AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN POSTGRADUATE PHYSICS STUDIES
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsTinell, R, Asikainen, MA, Hirvonen, PE
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume75
Issue3
Start Page270-287
PaginationContinuous
Date PublishedJune/2017
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
ISBN NumberE-ISSN 2538-7111
Keywordseducational programmes, higher education, international students, postgraduate studies, views of assessment
Abstract

The way teachers view assessment has a considerable impact on their practice of assessment. Student perceptions of assessment, in turn, affect the ways in which they take advantage of its potential to direct their learning processes and to develop metacognitive skills. In this research, physics teachers and international postgraduate students at a Finnish university were surveyed for their views of assessment. The teachers were found to use assessment in a restricted fashion, which indicates that their conceptions of assessment are also limited in scope. The international students appeared to have a loose grasp of the concepts pertaining to assessment. Furthermore, clear differences were found in the purposes ascribed to assessment by the teachers and students. The implications of the findings are discussed and suggestions are made for the development of assessment practices to ensure a better use of its potential as a tool for achieving learning objectives.

URLhttp://oaji.net/articles/2017/457-1498501191.pdf
Refereed DesignationRefereed
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