The challenges of assessing evidence of practice learning (from an English perspective)

Crawford, Karin (2006) The challenges of assessing evidence of practice learning (from an English perspective). In: Towards Excellence in PEPE: A Collaborative Endeavour', 1-3 February 2006, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Abstract

This paper discusses the complexities of evidencing and assessing work-based learning, within educational, professional programmes at post-qualifying levels.

Through an exploration of how learning takes place in practice situations and the most commonly used method of evidence collection and assessment, portfolio-building, the paper debates the principles, rationale and characteristics underpinning assessment of practice in health and social care. The author concludes that there are two aspects of evidence collection and its assessment that must be clarified. One aspect being that the objectives of collecting evidence need to be understood by all stakeholders, particularly in respect of the interface between professional regulation and professional development. The second aspect relates to the format and focus of the assessment strategy. The paper offers a framework for understanding the nature and purpose of evidence collection and its place in the assessment of practice in the context of post-qualifying continuing professional education.

The author’s objective is that this paper and the analytical model proposed, should contribute to the professional knowledge-base about ‘practical experiences in professional education’ by raising awareness and debate about how professional post-qualifying education and learning in practice is evidenced and assessed.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords:social work, assessment, higher education, portfolio, practice learning
Subjects:L Social studies > L500 Social Work
X Education > X990 Education not elsewhere classified
Divisions:Professional services > Educational Development and Enhancement Unit
ID Code:3231
Deposited By: Karin Crawford
Deposited On:14 Aug 2010 18:44
Last Modified:13 Oct 2014 10:48

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