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Judging essays: The challenge of interpretation
South African Journal of Higher Education
In the past decade there has been increasing interest in assessment as a social practice. There is a growing recognition that assessment, particularly of complex tasks, is a judgment which is socially-situated and thus contingent on a variety of factors which constitute the assessment event. Drawing on the hermeneutical tradition, this article explores the interpretive processes of essay markers in two Health Science courses at the University of Cape Town, with a particular focus on markers'doi:10.4314/sajhe.v23i1.44809 fatcat:xrrl2htb3jcz5b4ltxwxviop2a