Testing, Testing, Testing


  • Dorothea Fadipe University of Greenwich




Assessment Engagement Reductionism Objectification


This is a short Opinion Piece, derived from my teaching experiences and which, I hope, may also resonate with the experiences of a lot of other university lecturers at this time of year. It is intended to provide food for thought on the summative assessment regime and is backed up by the findings of some prominent researchers in this aspect of education.

Author Biography

Dorothea Fadipe, University of Greenwich

Lecturer in the School of Engineering and a student on the EdD programme in the School of Education.


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