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Demystifying Outcomes Assessment for International Educators: A Practical Approach

Demystifying Outcomes Assessment for International Educators: A Practical Approach (Hardback)

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This book is a practical guide to learning-outcomes assessment in international education for practitioners who are starting to engage with the process. Assuming no prior knowledge, it offers an accessible and clear road map to the application of assessment. Recognizing that a "one size fits all" approach cannot capture the diversity of goals and settings of international education or the rich variety of programs and organizations involved in delivering it, Darla Deardorff provides the reader with the foundational principles and knowledge to develop appropriate assessment methods for evaluating and improving program outcomes. She provides the background for assessment, highlights how the characteristics of international education pose unique challenges for assessment, considers the contexts to which assessment may be applied - whether in cross-border or "at home" institutional experiences, or in curricular, co-curricular or extracurricular settings; offers a holistic approach to assessment that moves beyond seeing assessment as a discrete activity to on-going process that is integrated into student learning, and explains how to develop an assessment plan.

The appendices include worksheets for implementing assessment, creating an assessment team, and getting buy-in from stakeholders, and that include a list of standards adapted to international education outcomes assessment, guidance on assessing intercultural competence, and related resources. This book reflects the author's experience of over a decade of work with international education programs and higher education institutions around the world, and distills what she has learned into an easy-to-use resource for anyone who wants to understand and utilize effective assessment.

EducationEducation TheoryHigher & further education, tertiary educationEducationEducation TheoryOrganization & management of educationExaminations & assessment Publisher: Stylus Publishing Publication Date: 02/03/2015 ISBN-13: 9781620361276  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Darla K. Deardorff is Executive Director of the Association of International Education Administrators, a national professional organization based at Duke University, USA where she is a Research Scholar in Education. In addition, she is an adjunct professor at North Carolina State University (NCSU) and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), USA visiting faculty at Leeds-Metropolitan University (United Kingdom) and is on faculty of the Summer Institute of Intercultural Communication in Portland, Oregon, USA. Darla is also an Educator with Duke Corporate Education and founder of ICC Global, a global network on intercultural competence for researchers and practitioners. She has published widely on topics in international education and intercultural learning/assessment and is co-author of Building Cultural Competences and editor of The SAGE Handbook of Intercultural Competence (2009) as well as co-editor of The SAGE Handbook of International Higher Education (2012) and co-author of an ESL textbook, Beneath the Tip of the Iceberg (2011).

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