Does assessment drive students’ learning? Clinical context assessment and students’ approaches to learning

H.M.F. Al-Kadri

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The research aims to understand how student react to summative or formative assessment within the clinical setup and to explore factors that direct the students towards deep learning approaches. This includes knowledge integration, writing summaries, self-testing, clinical problem solving and safe patient management. The conclusion is that several intrinsic and extrinsic assessment factors have been found to affect students' learning and learning approaches. Many of these factors were theoretically proposed but few of them have been already researched.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • van der Vleuten, Cornelis, Supervisor
  • Roberts, C., Co-Supervisor, External person
Award date28 Jun 2012
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012


  • learning
  • assessment
  • study strategies
  • clinical training

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