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Grading Student Achievement in Higher Education

Grading Student Achievement in Higher Education Author Mantz Yorke
ISBN-10 9781134161454
Release 2007-09-12
Pages 256
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A lot hangs on the summative grades that students are given. A good degree opens doors which otherwise might remain closed. Yet, as higher education is now a mass rather than an elite system, what is expected of its graduates is different from the expectations of previous generations. Students are expected not only to be able to demonstrate high standards of academic achievement, but also a variety of capabilities that have at different times been given labels such as ‘generic skills’ and ‘transferable skills’. These abilities are difficult to grade for a variety of reasons and some graduates may be losing out because their particular strengths are given insufficient acknowledgement in current summative assessment practices. Using the UK honours degree classifications as a case study, this book appraises the way in which summative assessment in higher education is approached and shows that the foundations of current practices (in the UK and elsewhere) are of questionable robustness. It argues that there is a need to widen the assessment frame if the breadth of valued student achievements is to be recognised adequately.



Higher Education and Sustainable Development

Higher Education and Sustainable Development Author Stephen Gough
ISBN-10 9781134117154
Release 2008-01-08
Pages 208
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The ‘Key Issues in Higher Education’ series aims to raise both awareness and the standards of debate on the fundamental issues that lie at the very heart of higher education and intends to assist national and international debate. Higher Education and Sustainable Development examines whether it is actually possible to mandate, plan, monitor and evaluate the higher education sector’s route to the production of educated, innovative, independent, self-determining, critical individuals while at the same time achieving a range of wider policy goals on the side. This book examines this question in the context of a particular international policy issue – sustainable development – which is now seen across the globe as a necessary and urgent response to a range of social and environmental issues that threaten the integrity of the biosphere and human well being. The book concludes that the idea of sustainable development holds both opportunities and dangers for universities as they pursue their proper role in a free society. Illustrated by seven in-depth case studies this book considers the complex inter-relationships of a free society and sustainable development in the context of higher education, and aims to makes recommendations for realistic future development. It is essential reading for the international higher education research community, policy-makers, university managers, students and non-Governmental organizations in the development, environment and social policy sectors.



The Routledge International Handbook of Higher Education

The Routledge International Handbook of Higher Education Author Malcolm Tight
ISBN-10 9781134082018
Release 2009-06-03
Pages 544
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This volume is a detailed and up-to-date reference work providing an authoritative overview of the main issues in higher education around the world today. Consisting of newly commissioned chapters and impressive journal articles, it surveys the state of the discipline and includes the examination and discussion of emerging, controversial and cutting edge areas.



Assessment Learning and Judgement in Higher Education

Assessment  Learning and Judgement in Higher Education Author Gordon Joughin
ISBN-10 9781402089053
Release 2008-12-11
Pages 233
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There has been a remarkable growth of interest in the assessment of student learning and its relation to the process of learning in higher education over the past ten years. This interest has been expressed in various ways – through large scale research projects, international conferences, the development of principles of assessment that supports learning, a growing awareness of the role of feedback as an integral part of the learning process, and the publication of exemplary assessment practices. At the same time, more limited attention has been given to the underlying nature of assessment, to the concerns that arise when assessment is construed as a measurement process, and to the role of judgement in evaluating the quality of students’ work. It is now timely to take stock of some of the critical concepts that underpin our understanding of the multifarious relationships between assessment and learning, and to explicate the nature of assessment as judgement. Despite the recent growth in interest noted above, assessment in higher education remains under-conceptualized. This book seeks to make a significant contribution to conceptualizing key aspects of assessment, learning and judgement.



Current Index to Journals in Education

Current Index to Journals in Education Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951P00935916U
Release 2000
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Profiling the European Citizen

Profiling the European Citizen Author Mireille Hildebrandt
ISBN-10 1402069146
Release 2008-05-01
Pages 374
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In the eyes of many, one of the most challenging problems of the information society is that we are faced with an ever expanding mass of information. Based on the work done within the European Network of Excellence (NoE) on the Future of Identity in Information Society (FIDIS), a set of authors from different disciplinary backgrounds and jurisdictions share their understanding of profiling as a technology that may be preconditional for the future of our information society.



Resources in Education

Resources in Education Author
ISBN-10 PSU:000068698133
Release 1998
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Research in Education

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ISBN-10 UOM:39015023534558
Release 1974
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Black Issues in Higher Education

Black Issues in Higher Education Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015013970176
Release 1987
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ADHD and LD Classroom Strategies at Your Fingertips

ADHD and LD  Classroom Strategies at Your Fingertips Author Sandra Rief
ISBN-10 9781935609759
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 6
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Sandra Rief, leading authority and noted author on educating students with attention, behavioral and learning difficulties, presents a comprehensive and practical reference guide of effective strategies for use in general education environments. Strategies that address: Getting and Maintaining attention Differentiating Instruction Academic Strategies related to organization, study skills, and written language Collaborating and training for success This tri-fold laminated reference guide is a valuable desk reference for teachers searching for proven and successful strategies that work with students who present the characteristics of ADHD and/or LD. It is also a powerful training tool for teacher trainers.



Unsupervised Learning

Unsupervised Learning Author Geoffrey E. Hinton
ISBN-10 026258168X
Release 1999
Pages 398
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Introduction; Unsupervised learning; Local synaptic learning rules suffice to maximize mutual information in a linear network; Convergent algorithm for sensory receptive field development; Emergence of position-independent detectors of snese of rotation and dilation with hebbian learning: an analysis; Learning invariance from transformation sequences; Learning perceptually salient visual parameters using spatiotemporal smoothness constraints; Wht is the goal of sensory coding?; An information-maximization approach to blind separation and blid deconvolution; Natural gradient works efficiently in learning; A fast fixed-point algorithm for independent component analysis; Feature extraction using an unsupervised neural network; Learning mixture models of spatial coherence; Baynesian self-organization driven byprior probability distributions; Finding minimum entropy codes; Learning population codes by minimizing description lengththe Helmholtz machine; factor analysis using delta-rule wake-sleep learning; Dimension reduction by local principal component analysis; A resource-allocating network for function interpolation; 20. Learning with preknowledge: clustering with point and graph matching distance measures; 21. Learning to generalize from single examples in the dynamic ling architecture; Index.



Computational Methods for the Innovative Design of Electrical Devices

Computational Methods for the Innovative Design of Electrical Devices Author Slawomir Wiak
ISBN-10 9783642162244
Release 2010-10-29
Pages 370
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Computational Methods for the Innovative Design of Electrical Devices is entirely focused on the optimal design of various classes of electrical devices. Emerging new methods, like e.g. those based on genetic algorithms, are presented and applied in the design optimization of different devices and systems. Accordingly, the solution to field analysis problems is based on the use of finite element method, and analytical methods as well. An original aspect of the book is the broad spectrum of applications in the area of electrical engineering, especially electrical machines. This way, traditional design criteria of conventional devices are revisited in a critical way, and some innovative solutions are suggested. In particular, the optimization procedures developed are oriented to three main aspects: shape design, material properties identification, machine optimal behaviour. Topics covered include: • New parallel finite-element solvers • Response surface method • Evolutionary computing • Multiobjective optimization • Swarm intelligence • MEMS applications • Identification of magnetic properties of anisotropic laminations • Neural networks for non-destructive testing • Brushless DC motors, transformers • Permanent magnet disc motors, magnetic separators • Magnetic levitation systems



Standard Education Almanac

Standard Education Almanac Author Alvin Renetzky
ISBN-10 UOM:39015005581742
Release 1984-01-01
Pages 575
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Journal of the Northeastern Agricultural Economics Council

Journal of the Northeastern Agricultural Economics Council Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924053660647
Release 1979
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Learn or Die

Learn or Die Author Edward D. Hess
ISBN-10 9780231538275
Release 2014-09-23
Pages 288
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Performance Incentives

Performance Incentives Author Matthew G. Springer
ISBN-10 9780815701958
Release 2009-12-01
Pages 336
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The concept of pay for performance for public school teachers is growing in popularity and use, and it has resurged to once again occupy a central role in education policy. Performance Incentives: Their Growing Impact on American K-12 Education offers the most up-to-date and complete analysis of this promising—yet still controversial—policy innovation. Performance Incentives brings together an interdisciplinary team of experts, providing an unprecedented discussion and analysis of the pay-for-performance debate by • Identifying the potential strengths and weaknesses of tying pay to student outcomes; • Comparing different strategies for measuring teacher accomplishments; • Addressing key conceptual and implemen - tation issues; • Describing what teachers themselves think of merit pay; • Examining recent examples in Arkansas, Florida, North Carolina, and Texas; • Studying the overall impact on student achievement.



Current Index to Journals in Education

Current Index to Journals in Education Author ABC-CLIO, LLC
ISBN-10 0897742109
Release 1985
Pages 1168
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