Estudios pedagógicos (Valdivia)
versión On-line ISSN 0718-0705
AYALA, Ricardo; MESSING, Helga; LABBE, Caroline y OBANDO, N. Isabel. Consistency between curricular design and evaluation of expected learning in university subjects tought in the Chilean University. Estud. pedagóg. [online]. 2010, vol.36, n.1, pp. 53-67. ISSN 0718-0705. doi: 10.4067/S0718-07052010000100002.
This study is a quantitative research that assesses the internal consistency of study programs at a private university. Specifically, it examines the assessment of learning and the consistency between planned learning goals and learning outcomes assessment. To this aim, volunteer teachers were considered, who offered their programs to participate in this study. Using Blooms taxonomy of cognitive learning levels, we analyzed twelve programs. We found differences between formative intention and design of the assessment forms. We conclude that the dominant practice is focused on learning seen as an instruction. Secondarily, there are some evidences of an emergent practice, in which learning is seen as a construction. On the last pages of this paper there is a proposal of work for teachers.
Palabras clave : assessment; learning; learning assessment; curriculum coherence.