A contribution to the history of assessment: how a conversation simulator redeems Socratic method

  title={A contribution to the history of assessment: how a conversation simulator redeems Socratic method},
  author={Robert Hugh Nelson and Phillip Dawson},
  journal={Assessment \& Evaluation in Higher Education},
  pages={195 - 204}
  • R. Nelson, P. Dawson
  • Published 17 February 2014
  • Education
  • Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education
Assessment in education is a recent phenomenon. Although there were counterparts in former epochs, the term assessment only began to be spoken about in education after the Second World War; and, since that time, views, strategies and concerns over assessment have proliferated according to an uncomfortable dynamic. We fear that, increasingly, education is assessment-led rather than learning-led and ‘counter to what is desired’ in an ugly judgemental spirit whose moral underpinnings deserve… 
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