Assessment in health professional education

Michelle Lincoln, Sue McAllister

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If effective teaching was a simple matter of filling student “cups” by pouring in enough knowledge from the teacher’s “jug”, then assessment would be a simple matter of measuring how much knowledge the students have managed to keep in their “cups” – and passing those who have “enough”. However, over 20 years of teaching and assessment of clients and speech pathology students have taught us that the inter-relationship between learning and assessment is more dynamic, interesting and powerful than commonly assumed
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducating Health Professionals
Subtitle of host publicationBecoming a University Teacher
EditorsStephen Loftus, Tania Gerzina, Joy Higgs, Megan Smith, Elaine Duffy
Place of PublicationRotterdam
PublisherSense Publishers
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789462093539
ISBN (Print)9789462093515
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

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    Lincoln, M., & McAllister, S. (2013). Assessment in health professional education. In S. Loftus, T. Gerzina, J. Higgs, M. Smith, & E. Duffy (Eds.), Educating Health Professionals: Becoming a University Teacher (pp. 235-244). Sense Publishers.