This chapter analyses three kinds of evaluative judgement, all characterised by the concept of lingering doubt. Hard evaluative judgement arises when we discriminate on the basis of truth. Soft evaluative judgement arises when we discriminate on the basis of importance. Dynamic evaluative judgement arises when we discriminate on the basis of opportunity. The chapter identifies their spread over disciplines and historical epochs, and then contemplates the significant hindrances to cultivating evaluative judgement in contemporary higher education. The motif of constructive alignment is suspected of suppressing the opportunities for students to develop the fuller range of evaluative judgement.
|Title of host publication||Developing Evaluative Judgement in Higher Education|
|Subtitle of host publication||Assessment for Knowing and Producing Quality Work|
|Editors||David Boud, Rola Ajjawi, Phillip Dawson, Joanna Tai|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon UK|
|Number of pages||9|
|ISBN (Print)||9781138089341, 9781138089358|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|