Evidence Through the Looking Glass

Kay Stables
Technology Education Research Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Richard Kimbell
Technology Education Research Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

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Ingår i: The 13th International Conference on Thinking Norrköping; Sweden June 17-21; 2007

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 21:24, s. 173-179

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Publicerad: 2007-07-20


ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


This paper discusses an approach to authentic assessment that has been developed through a series of research studies over the last 20 years. It presents a conceptual argument for how task-focussed; creative thinking can be heightened within a performance assessment context through using strategic evidence prompts. Using case studies of the originating project for this approach and then more recent studies; it illustrates the strategies that were used; the assessment evidence that was generated as a result and; most importantly; the positive impact on the designing and thinking skills of the learners involved.


Authentic assessment; evidence; creativity; designing


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