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Developing the ability for making evaluative judgements.

  It is suggested that a more specific emphasis should be placed in undergraduate
education on the explicit development of the ability to make evaluative
judgements. This higher level cognitive ability is highlighted as the foundation
for much sound and successful personal and professional development throughout
education, and in lifelong development. Yet it seldom seems to receive the
explicit attention which is given in curricula in higher education to analysis and
creativity. The paper includes several examples of activities which have been used
and judged effective in developing the ability to make evaluative judgements,
often at an early stage in undergraduate courses.
Keywords: evaluative judgement; personal development; self-assessment; peerassessment;
lifelong learning
Outline

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    30 November 2009

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Routledge

  • DOI:

    10.1080/13562510903560036

  • ISSN:

    1356-2517

  • Library of Congress:

    LB2300 Higher Education

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    378 Higher education

Citation

Cowan, J. (2009). Developing the ability for making evaluative judgements. Teaching in Higher Education. 15, 323-334. doi:10.1080/13562510903560036. ISSN 1356-2517

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Keywords

evaluative judgement; personal development; self-assessment; peer assessment; lifelong learning

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