Assessing learning

Here you will find  a short document including some thoughts of Christer Pursiainen on students’ Learning assessment, already stated in the teaching philosophy.

Its starting point is that assessment of the student learning always serves several purposes. It can activate the students; it tests whether the learning goals have been achieved; it works as a mediator between the teacher and the students as it tests not only the students but also the teaching methods and curriculum.

The document discusses formative and summative assessment methods, arguing that both of them are useful and compatible. Also issues related to exams and the way how test questions are chosen will be discussed. Moreover, the challenges of digitized exams are also considered.