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The Multiple-Choice Test: truly objective assessment?

The Multiple-Choice Test: truly objective assessment?

Posted by jcm22 at Jul 18, 2014 11:45 AM |

The multiple choice test is a ubiquitous feature of educational assessment across the globe. In this article and podcast, Professor Glenn Fulcher of Leicester's School of Education traces its origins, challenges its objectivity and anticipates its future impact.

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The open door: the transition of an access student?

The open door: the transition of an access student?

Posted by hi29 at Mar 26, 2014 03:50 PM |

Access to Higher Education courses open a door to a university place for adult learners without formal academic qualifications. Researchers at Leicester’s Schools of Education and Lifelong Learning are examining how these courses change the people who step through that door.

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The stamp: a classic object in the development of education?

The stamp: a classic object in the development of education?

Posted by hi29 at Mar 26, 2014 03:46 PM |

Distance learning has been an alternative to face-to-face education for almost as long as the postage stamp. Social scientists at the University of Leicester look at how today’s distance learning marketplace is being dramatically transformed by digital technologies.

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The fish: motivating children to learn?

The fish: motivating children to learn?

Posted by arj13 at Sep 10, 2013 11:55 AM |

Can a plastic fish motivate you to learn? Rose Griffiths from the School of Education looks at how use of interesting materials can help to open up mathematics to children.

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The Social Worlds project ran from March 2014 to November 2015. This site is no longer being updated but provides an archive of all the articles which were created as part of the project.

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