Descriptive Criteria and Descriptors – Starting Point for Feedback on the Qualitative Aspects of Knowledge Dr. Zora Rutar Ilc
Summary: The article first grounds the practice of examination and assessment on the basis of descriptive criteria (and descriptors) in contemporary knowledge concepts. We emphasise that for correct feedback on the different aspects and components of knowledge it is also necessary to check the process aspects of knowledge or a combination of the contents and process aspects of knowledge, although the latter are more difficult to measure. We pay most attention to a presentation and comparison of the different approaches and models of defining descriptive criteria (and descriptors) arising from them, and compare their explanatory and useful power at the level of a rational analysis. We also prove that, in the approach with a taxonomic structuring of the descriptors, feedback on the contents’ aspects of knowledge is ef. ciently combined with the process aspects.