Resistance to Evaluation and Assessment of Higher Education Students: A Problem Solving Scenario and Approach
Keywords:Evidence-based research, Examination process, Studentsâ€™ resistance to examination, Higher education.
Evaluations through written exams are one of the most important processes to move to other grades and levels of studies for students whether in primary, secondary of higher education education. It is important to understand the processes by which evaluation goes by in order to optimize it, improve it and engineer better of its systems. For this, the paper presents an interesting case study dealing with the aspects of the process of evaluation of students in undergraduate programs. The case presents some issues, occurring during examination phase, faced by both students and a teacher and the scenario leading to the resolution of these problems. The case study shows that during examination phase, there can be some resistance by the students to undergo examination and thus this issue has to be resolved. The results of this case study lead to the conclusions that this challenge of examination resistance can be resolved at the short-and long-term by the implication of both sides of the examination process; From one side, the students and their leader, and from the other side the administration and the teacher. The implications of the results are that motivation to success and awareness about the importance of examination are the two key success factors for the on-going process of an examination.
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