The mechanism of impact of summative assessment on medical students’ learning

@inproceedings{Cilliers2010TheMO,
  title={The mechanism of impact of summative assessment on medical students’ learning},
  author={Francois J. Cilliers and Lambert W. T. Schuwirth and Hanelie J. Adendorff and Nicoline Herman and Cees P. M. van der Vleuten},
  booktitle={Advances in health sciences education : theory and practice},
  year={2010}
}
It has become axiomatic that assessment impacts powerfully on student learning, but there is a surprising dearth of research on how. This study explored the mechanism of impact of summative assessment on the process of learning of theory in higher education. Individual, in-depth interviews were conducted with medical students and analyzed qualitatively. The impact of assessment on learning was mediated through various determinants of action. Respondents' learning behaviour was influenced by… CONTINUE READING
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