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Student-Focused Learning and Assessment

Involving Students in the Learning Process in Higher Education

Edited By Natasha A. Jankowski, Gianina R. Baker, Erick Montenegro and Karie Brown-Tess

This contributed volume explores institutional and programmatic policies and practices which actively engage students as partners in improving student learning. This entails an examination of the degree to which students are partners in the assessment and learning processes and the characteristics of these partnerships. This volume showcases student partnerships, as well as presents a history of institutional culture affecting student learning, the role of students in teaching and learning, and brings student voices and perspectives to bare through research from a variety of institutional types. Case studies, current programs and activities, and a model for culturally-responsive assessment are highlighted to better understand student-focused learning and assessment. Implications for faculty, staff, and administrators are questioned. Overall, this volume links research to practice, and offers faculty, practitioners, and administrators different forms and methods of including students, while keeping issues of equity in mind.

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Names: Jankowski, Natasha A., editor. | Baker, Gianina R., editor. |Brown-Tess, Karie, editor. | Montenegro, Erick, editor. |

Peter Lang Publishing.

Title: Student-focused learning and assessment: involving students in thelearning process in higher education / Natasha A. Jankowski,Gianina R. Baker, Karie Brown-Tess and Erick Montenegro.

Description: New York: Peter Lang, 2020.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Identifiers: LCCN 2020007981 (print) | LCCN 2020007982 (ebook)

ISBN 978-1-4331-8006-4 (hardback) | ISBN 978-1-4331-8050-7 (ebook pdf)

ISBN 978-1-4331-8051-4 (epub) | ISBN 978-1-4331-8052-1 (mobi)

Subjects: LCSH: Student-centered learning. | Educational tests andmeasurements. | Education, Higher—Aims and objectives.

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