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EGEDAL ANDREASEN AND DUCH'S NEW ARTICLE ON CONSTITUTIVE EFFECTS OF EVALUATION IS OUT

Associate Professors in CfU Karen Egedal Andreasen and Henriette Duch (VIA) have an article in the newest issue of the Danish-language CEPRA-striben with the theme of constitutive effects of evaluation. Their article is on the effects perceived by students at the vocational schools' basic course ('grundforløb') through their reflections during the covid-19 remote schooling.

Last modified: 20.01.2022

egedal andreasen and duch on the constitutive effects of evaluation at the vocational schools' basic course - investigated through students' reflections during the covid-19 remote schooling

Even outside the actual evaluation situation, evaluation can have what is referred to as 'constitutive effects'. These refer to the effects of knowing you are being evaluated/are to be evaluated. During the Covid-19 pandemic many students' schooling moved online, which potentially changed their perception of evaluation. Two of CfU's Associate Professors, Karen Egedal Andreasen and Henriette Duch, investigate this in their new article in the CEPRA-Striben issue where the focus broadly is on evaluation's constitutive effects.

In their article, Karen Egedal Andreasen and Henriette Duch analyze focus group interviews with students at vocational schools and while the interviews were not explicitly designed to yield information on evaluation, this emerged as a theme both directly and indirectly. While some aspects could have been potentially found in regular schooling situation, the 'remote schooling' (nødundervisning) during the covid-19 pandemic meant that the constitutive effects of evaluation emerged in different ways. They show how attendance in and of itself becomes a form of evaluation, as well as pointing to different notions of active participation and the teachers' ability to give feedback and help. The students also feel a shift in their roles and performance. Conclusively, the constitutive effects of evaluation unfold in new ways during the remote schooling and that processes of exclusion is enhanced for some students. Press here to find the article in Danish in full (open access).

Egedal Andreasen recently published a piece in Danish on the potentially adverse effects of evaluation on students at the political news outlet, Altinget. Find more on that including the piece here.

The intriguing issue includes contributions from for example Peter Dahler-Larsen, Bolette Rye Mønsted and many others. Find the full issue by pressing here.