Clouder, L., Borughan, C., Jewell, S., and Steventon, G. (Eds). (2012). Improving Student Engagement and Development through Assessment: Theory and practice in higher education. London: Routledge.
Assessment is the key to unlocking learning and engagement – this is the emerging mantra for many engaged in educational change and development. But it is not a new theme. This 2012 book explores how assessment can enable learning and unleash new forms of instruction. From a design point of view, scaffolding learning around a varied range of assessment processes provides a starting point for rethinking course design. There is also a strong focus on retention and the ways in which assessment can be a “trigger” for effective coaching and mentoring. This is a very good resource – fifteen chapters full of practical, evidence-based suggestions. Well worth a look.