Holistic Assessment

Assessing Dialogically, Personally, Individually

Authored by: Julian Stern

International Handbook of Holistic Education

Print publication date:  September  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138082649
eBook ISBN: 9781315112398
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[Abstract: This is an account of assessment in schools as a dialogic process in which adults and children treat each other as persons, not merely as performers, in contrast to assessment being seen as for “outsiders” and as contributing to a performative, standardised, educational culture. It is an account in which assessment promotes individuality, community, and the spirit of the school. This chapter presents holistic assessment as entirely possible within conventional mainstream education. Not just possible, but necessary—necessary even for those under pressure to gain the very highest grades. ]

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