Language background and assessment in the physical sciences

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Show simple item record Logan, PF Hazel, E 2012-10-12T03:34:47Z 1999-01
dc.identifier.citation Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 1999, 24 (1), pp. 53 - 65
dc.identifier.issn 0260-2938
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.description.abstract A project was initiated at the University of Technology, Sydney to look at the role of language and gender in assessment of first-year university students in Physics. Research on student learning has shown that assessment, to a large extent, determines the curriculum for students and their approaches to learning. Assessment plays a crucial role in students' interest and motivation in a subject and the quality of their learning outcomes. In this paper, we report on a three-part study. The first involved an analysis of assessment items. The second involved the use of paired questions to investigate the effect of the format of the question. The third involved investigating the effects of including a range of assessment types. The effects of language background were important and were found to interact with gender. Strategies will be discussed for changing assessments in the physical sciences to make them more equitable.
dc.format Jessica Robinson
dc.publisher Routledge
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1080/0260293990240105
dc.title Language background and assessment in the physical sciences
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 24
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 53 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 65 en_US SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1701 Psychology
dc.for 1505 Marketing
dc.for 1303 Specialist Studies In Education
dc.personcode 100809
dc.personcode 034828
dc.percentage 34 en_US Specialist Studies in Education en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
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dc.description.keywords en_US
dc.description.keywords Intercellular transfer
dc.description.keywords Multidrug resistance
dc.description.keywords Multidrug resistance-associated protein 1
dc.description.keywords P-glycoprotein
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/DVC (Research)
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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