A Discussion on Assessment Method and Learning Approach
Education Journal
Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2015, Pages: 303-307
Received: Nov. 22, 2015; Published: Nov. 24, 2015
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Zhao Qu, English Department of Anhui Sanlian University, Hefei, China
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Abstract
This paper mainly reveals the in-depth relationship between assessment and learning approach in college education. Through quantitative and qualitative analysis, the research found that students took different learning approaches for assessments in different nature according to their understanding of the abilities being evaluated. In addition, Assessment type such as presentation and essay were more likely to promote the adoption of deep approach while objective test tended to lead to the use of surface approach, which was not desirable in tertiary studies. Therefore, proper assessment types should be employed to encourage the students to adopt deep learning approach in their learning. Studies show that presentations and essays writing can stimulate students' deep motivation, therefore, the frequent use of deep strategy in learning can be considered as the primary assessment method in liberal arts teaching. In conclusion, college teaching should not only put emphasis on the adoption of assessment methods, but also encourage and develop students’ high cognitive ability and innovation ability.
Keywords
Assessment Method, Learning Approach, Learning Motivation
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Zhao Qu, A Discussion on Assessment Method and Learning Approach, Education Journal. Vol. 4, No. 5, 2015, pp. 303-307. doi: 10.11648/j.edu.20150405.28
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