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Bridging the Gap
Bridging the educational research-teaching practice gap†
The power of assessment
Article first published online: 13 NOV 2007
Copyright © 2007 International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
Volume 35, Issue 6, pages 471–477, November/December 2007
How to Cite
Anderson, T. R. (2007), Bridging the educational research-teaching practice gap. Biochem. Mol. Biol. Educ., 35: 471–477. doi: 10.1002/bmb.20135
The National Research Foundation (NRF) is acknowledged for the financial support (GUN Number 2053218) of this work.
- Issue published online: 13 NOV 2007
- Article first published online: 13 NOV 2007
- Manuscript Received: 12 SEP 2007
- formative assessment;
Student assessment, in all its forms, is central to the educational process. In this paper in the series, “Bridging the Gap”, I describe how assessment can be used as a powerful instrument for influencing how and what students learn and how and what instructors teach in a manner that is conducive to educationally sound curriculum change and improvement. In this way assessment is seen as a useful strategy for colleagues interested in bridging the gap between educational research and its application in teaching practice.