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Student perspectives on assessment : connections between self and society. / McArthur, Jan; Blackie, Margaret; Pitterson, Nicole et al.

In: Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, Vol. 47, No. 5, 31.07.2022, p. 698-711.

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McArthur, J, Blackie, M, Pitterson, N & Rosewell, K 2022, 'Student perspectives on assessment: connections between self and society', Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, vol. 47, no. 5, pp. 698-711. https://doi.org/doi.org/10.1080/02602938.2021.1958748

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McArthur, J., Blackie, M., Pitterson, N., & Rosewell, K. (2022). Student perspectives on assessment: connections between self and society. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 47(5), 698-711. https://doi.org/doi.org/10.1080/02602938.2021.1958748

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McArthur J, Blackie M, Pitterson N, Rosewell K. Student perspectives on assessment: connections between self and society. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education. 2022 Jul 31;47(5):698-711. Epub 2021 Aug 10. doi: doi.org/10.1080/02602938.2021.1958748

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McArthur, Jan ; Blackie, Margaret ; Pitterson, Nicole et al. / Student perspectives on assessment : connections between self and society. In: Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education. 2022 ; Vol. 47, No. 5. pp. 698-711.

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