The effect of assessments and examinations on the learning of medical students.

@article{Newble1983TheEO,
  title={The effect of assessments and examinations on the learning of medical students.},
  author={David I Newble and Kurt Jaeger},
  journal={Medical education},
  year={1983},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={165-71}
}
This paper describes a situation where an alteration in the final-year assessment scheme led to changes in student learning activities which were the exact opposite of those intended. Students were seen to be spending a disproportionate amount of time studying the theoretical components of the course relative to the practical and clinical aspects. The paramount importance of the assessments and examinations in influencing student learning behaviour led the departments concerned to develop a new… CONTINUE READING

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