Transforming students through peer assessment and authentic practice

Strachan, Rebecca, Pickard, Alison and Laing, Christopher (2011) Transforming students through peer assessment and authentic practice. Other. Higher Education Academy. (Submitted)

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Abstract

This briefing document reports on a seminar where participants were provided with the opportunity to consider how they can provide authentic assessment and involve students as peers and mentors in the assessment process within their own discipline areas. The session explored the potential benefits of these approaches and also addressed the fears and possible drawbacks of such approaches, creating the opportunity to explore these in more detail and discuss solutions and approaches to avoid. The workshop was built around three different experiences of assessment practice in the higher education sector. It used a combination of speed geeking and a world cafe to allow participants to move around the room and listen to a short presentation on each experience and contribute to a related question in a conversational manner. The first experience was based on the use of students to provide feedback to their peers on formative work. The second experience used students from one subject area to help ‘mentor’ students in a different subject area. The final experience used a conference with external delegates to provide an authentic assessment experience for students.

Item Type: Report (Other)
Additional Information: Briefing paper submitted to Higher Education Academy. Still waiting for final publication.
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
X300 Academic studies in Education
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics and Information Sciences
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Depositing User: Becky Strachan
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2012 14:10
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2016 12:13
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/9492

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