Evidence through the looking glass: developing performance and assessing capability.

Stables, Kay and Kimbell, Richard. 2007. 'Evidence through the looking glass: developing performance and assessing capability.'. In: 13th International Conference on Thinking: Curious Minds Think and Learn by Exploring the Unknown. Norrköping, Sweden June 17-21, 2007. [Conference or Workshop Item]


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This paper discusses an approach to authentic assessment that has been developed through a series of research studies over the last 20 years. It presents a conceptual argument for how task-focussed, creative thinking can be heightened within a performance assessment context through using strategic evidence prompts. Using case studies of the originating project for this approach and then more recent studies, it illustrates the strategies that were used, the assessment evidence that was generated as a result and, most importantly, the positive impact on the designing and thinking skills of the learners involved.

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This internationally refereed conference paper was presented as part of a symposium entitled 'Assessing Understanding in Visual Arts and Design: Intention, Experience and Judgement', prepared by the authors in conjunction with Lars Lindstrom (Institute of Education, Stockholm) and Lois Hetland (Project Zero, Harvard.

Also available in the refereed paper proceedings on the conference website - http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/021/vol1/

Stables, K., & Kimbell, R., 2007, 'Evidence through the looking glass: Developing performance and assessing capability' in Taxén, L., (ed) The 13th International Conference on Thinking, June 17-21, 2007. Norrköping, Sweden (Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings, No. 21) Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköping, Sweden, http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/021/vol1/ (pp 175 - 182) ISSN 1650 3740


authentic assessment; evidence; creativity; designing.

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June 2007Published

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Norrköping, Sweden

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June 17-21, 2007

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19 Oct 2007

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29 Apr 2020 15:27



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