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I usually make it my way

Research project
Inactive research
Project size
2 560 000
Project period
2011 - 2014
Project owner
Department of Sociology and Work Science

Short description

"I usually make it my way" - the relationship between freedom, governance and quality in the assessment of essays on the Teachers Education at the University of Gothenburg as an example.

Objective: Describe and analyze how examiners argue and justify scores on essays and how that analysis is shaped by the examiner in the professional context and policy documents and formally defined assessment criteria. In this process, students' performance is assessed while scientific ideals and qualities are made explicit.
Method: Textual Analysis of some 2 000 written examination protocols from Gothenburg University Teachers Education 2004-2010. A small pilot study has been carried out on material in 2008.
Questions: What formal and informal assessment criteria used by examiners and science performances which gives the expression for? ...