Assessment in education coverBy Lois R. Harris, Gavin T.L. Brown & Jennifer A. Harnett. Assessment in education: principles, policy & practice 22 (2), 2015, p. 265-281 (article).

Looks at peer- and self-assessment among New Zealand primary and secondary students. Uses a framework devised by John Hattie and Helen Timperley to examine the content of the feedback students provide to both themselves and their peers.

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Policy Futures in Education coverBy Menucha Birenbaum, Lorna Earl & Helen Timperley et al. Policy futures in education 13 (1), 2015, p. 117-140.

Discusses the emergence of assessment for learning (AfL) practices, particularly in Western educational jurisdictions. Looks at the evolution of AfL and its impact on school systems in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the US, Norway, Ireland, and Israel. Outlines policy trends for AfL in each country.

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By Bronwen Cowie & Judy Moreland. Assessment in education: principles, policy & practice 22 (2), 2015, p. 247-264 (article).

Looks at how a New Zealand teacher used formal and informal assessment practices to help students monitor and manage their own learning while holding them accountable for explaining their ideas to others.

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Times Educational Supplement 5046 coverBy William Stewart. Times educational supplement 5144, 2015, p. 14-15 (article).

Reports on a talk given by John Hattie about calls for students to learn essential ‘core’ knowledge. Covers his views on how his book ‘Visible learning’ is being used by proponents of various teaching methods. Outlines his argument that more emphasis should be placed on how children learn and the impact of teaching on that learning.

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Special issue: sociocultural theoretical perspectives on assessment: exploring links, limitations and emerging considerations

Item: AP May/1
Assessment systems as cultural scripts: a sociocultural theoretical lens on assessment practice and products
by Elwood, Jannette; Murphy, Patricia. p 182-192

Item: AP May/2
Validity, science and educational measurement
by Goldstein, Harvey. p 193-201

Item: AP May/3
A situative response to the conundrum of formative assessment
by Hickey, Daniel T. p 202-223

Item: AP May/4
Developing an assessment pedagogy: the tensions and struggles in re-theorising assessment from a cultural-historical perspective
by Fleer, Marilyn. p 224-246

Item: AP May/5
Leveraging disciplinary practices to support students’ active participation in formative assessment
by Cowie, Bronwen; Moreland, Judy. p 247-264

Item: AP May/6
Analysis of New Zealand primary and secondary student peer- and self-assessment comments: applying Hattie and Timperley’s feedback model
by Harris, Lois R; Brown, Gavin T L; Harnett, Jennifer A. p 265-281

Item: AP May/7
Multilevel predictors of differing perceptions of Assessment for Learning practices between teachers and students
by Pat-El, Ron Jonathan et al. p 282-298

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Harvard business review cover May 2015By John Beshears & Francesca Gino. Harvard business review 93 (5), 2015, p. 52-62 (article).

Describes how leaders can alter the environment in which decisions are made so that people are more likely to make choices that lead to good outcomes.

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Employment today cover 2015By James Spencer. Employment today 191, 2015, p. 20-23 (article).

Looks at the role HR can play in organisational change management initiatives.

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Journal of the National Institute for Career Education coverBy Gill Naylor. Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling 34, 2015, p. 48-54 (article).

Explores how the transitions of young people from formal education into employment have changed since the 1970s. Considers the impact of these changes on the lives of youth not in employment, education, or training (NEET).

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CDQBy Timothy A. Poynton, Richard T. Lapan & Amanda M. Marcotte. Career development quarterly 63 (1), 2015, p. 57-73 (article).

Studies how senior high school students plan to fund their postsecondary education. Assesses the extent to which career development factors influence and interact with these financial plans.

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JCDBy Michelle C. Muratori & Carol Klose Smith. Journal of counseling & development 93 (2), 2015, p. 173-182 (article).

Highlights challenges that gifted individuals may encounter in their career development and proposes a theory-informed career counselling framework to help guide them through the process.

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Journal of the National Institute for Career Education coverBy Laura Brammar & David Winter. Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling 34, 2015, p. 22-31 (article).

Examines the design and delivery of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) focused specifically on career and employability skills. Looks at how participants learn from each other about career development, and how this mode of delivery can be applied in a variety of settings.

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CDQBy Maria Cristina Ginevra, Laura Nota & Lea Ferrari. Career development quarterly 63 (1), 2015, p. 2-15 (article).

Explores parents’ and children’s perceptions of parental support and how it affects adolescents’ career self-efficacy and career choice.

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Essential digital interview handbook coverBy Paul J. Bailo. Career Press, 2014, 220 p.

Talks about how to participate in job interviews conducted in an online environment. Covers preparation, common pitfalls and mistakes, establishing a professional presence by using the correct equipment, software, lighting, background, professional usernames and profile pictures, making eye contact with interviewers, and other tips.

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Practical guide to career learning coverBy Barbara Bassot, Anthony Barnes & Anne Chant. Routledge, 2014, 128 p.

Presents strategies, activities, and techniques for career counsellors to use with students aged 11 to 19. Looks at the career learning and development (CLD) needs of these students, CLD in the curriculum, practical activities for different age groups, teaching approaches, leadership and management, and facilitating professional learning in the CLD field.

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Strategic management coverBy Paul Joyce. Routledge, 2015, 305 p.

Discusses the use of strategic management theories and practices in the public sector. Talks about strategic decision-making in various countries. Outlines different national experiences of planning, and presents international case studies. Covers strategic policy-making, how to do strategic planning, importing theory from the private sector, and research studies in the public sector. Considers the emergence of the strategic state, and strategic planning as a tool for reforming public services.

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Higher education policyBy Nicolai Netz. Higher education policy 28 (2), 2015, p. 151-174 (article).

Examines factors that deter university students in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands from studying abroad. Looks at considerations such as cost, delay in study progress, separation from friends and family, insufficient foreign language skills, academic background, and the chosen field of study.

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Review of research in education coverBy Randy Elliot Bennett. Review of research in education 39, 2015, p. 370-407 (article).

Discusses the evolution of large-scale, technology-based educational assessment. Talks about how design, format, and content are guided by competency models and principles grounded in the learning sciences. Looks at the use of complex simulations and interactive performance tasks.

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Journal of the National Institute for Career Education coverBy Kim Allen & Heather Mendick. Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling 34, 2015, p. 15-21 (article).

Looks at how career guidance counsellors can use young people’s understanding of and interest in celebrities to talk critically about aspiration and personal identity growth.

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JCDBy Maureen E. Kenny et al. Journal of career development 42 (2), 2015, p. 117-132 (article).

Examines how supervisors of vocational training courses for young people manage their roles, responsibilities, and relationships. Covers workplace communication, investment of time and effort, managing the work environment, and awareness of participants’ backgrounds.

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Scrum coverBy Jeff Sutherland. Crown Business, 2014, 248 p.

Describes how the Scrum framework transforms the standard approach to project management and business processes. Discusses the origins of Scrum, team interaction, time management, priorities, and the application of the principle of constant iterative improvement.

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