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Marja-Leena Stenström and Kati Laine (Eds.)

Quality and Practice in Assessment: New Approaches in Work-Related Learning

September 2006

Institute for Educational Research/ University of Jyväskylä
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This book introduces new approaches to the assessment of work-related learning and methods for guaranteeing its quality. The book launches the term practice-oriented assessment, with reference to performance- and competence-based assessment and to authentic assessment in work-related learning. Practice-oriented assessment reflects various theoretical positions. These are embedded in work-related and work-based learning, which can be described, for example, under the concepts of reflective, transformative, contextual and situated learning.

In this volume, the central features (focus, methods, assessors, context and quality) of practice-oriented assessment are described in different contexts and at different levels of European vocational education within the framework of the Leonardo da Vinci project Quality Assurance and Practice-Oriented Assessment in VET. The articles in this volume are based on case studies implemented in the Austrian, Irish, German, Estonian and Finnish contexts.

QUAL-PRAXIS: Quality Assurance and Practice-Oriented Assessment in VET
Leonardo da Vinci project 

Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä - Marja-Leena Stenström

3s Research Laboratory, Vienna - Karin Luomi-Messerer
Institute of Educational Research, University of Tallinn - Krista Loogma, Meril Ümarik and Sofia Joons
Institute Technology and Education (ITB), University of Bremen - Philipp Grollmann and Roland Tutschner
School of Education Studies, Dublin City University - Justin Rami, John Lalor and Gerry McNamara
The Finnish National Board of Education - Lauri Kurvonen

Home page: www.peda.net/veraja/qualpraxis

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