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Subjects

assessment, ethic of care, relational cultural theory, teaching, value

Document Type

Perspective

Abstract

In Teaching Against the Grain: Critical Assessment in the Library Classroom, Maria Accardi sought a critical, feminist approach to assessment that questioned power structures, celebrated learners, and found strength in diverse perspectives and voices. This article expands on Accardi’s work to explore a care-based assessment framework rooted in the foundations of critical assessment, relational-cultural theory, and critical generosity. This includes a critique of the current language of assessment in library and information science literature and higher education; an examination of models for more caring versions of assessment (particularly those from other feminized professions); and a reframing of the conversation around assessment from one of demonstrating value to one of embodying a value of care and connection in learning for both students and librarians.

DOI

10.15760/comminfolit.2020.14.1.4

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/33130

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