The modern state of learning outcomes assessment (the case of geologist education)

Keywords: assessment, cases, education quality, evaluation, future geologists, learning outcomes


Assessment is an important element of educational process. It evaluates the level of student preparation as well as influences its quality. The article focuses on methods of learning outcomes’ assessment. It is based on the results of the future geologists` curricula and syllabus analysis, observation of educational process, and the survey conducted among future geologists. The study shows the imperfection of the current summative assessment of future geologists and reveals the main reasons for competencies assessment` inefficiency. The list of the most common task types that are usually being used by educators for the learning outcomes assessment of future geologists is composed; and frequency rate of their use and the students’ attitude towards them is identified. Some explanations about students` bias toward the most popular (among educators) assessment methods are provided. The article proposes an assessment procedure suitable for vocational training of future geologists, starting from the assessment methods selection and up to educator`s feedback.

The above assessment procedure could be useful not only for students of geology, but other fields as well. Considering the levels of information assimilation, the scale of conformity of assessment methods (tests, assignments) to the information assimilation levels has been developed and the list of tasks allowing to assess learning outcomes of geology students properly formulated. The concept of combining modern and more traditional assessment methods has been proposed.


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Marianna Kuzko , V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University

Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, senior lecturer


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Kuzko , M. (2020). The modern state of learning outcomes assessment (the case of geologist education). International Scientific Journal of Universities and Leadership, (10), 98-112.
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