C. McInnis


The design and management of assessment shapes student learning in ways often not considered. Some academics tend to consider the modes of assessment as somewhat routine if not an afterthought to the much more interesting task of selecting curriculum materials. Likewise, it is surprising how so many studies of learning and teaching seem to overlook student assessment, yet we know that students put assessment at the front and centre of their thinking about their approaches to learning, perhaps more so in higher education where the subject choices are greatest.