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Assessment

The Universityof South Australia Teachingand Learning Unit provides a comprehensive guide to many aspects of AssessmentRead a summary…

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Assessment Futures Website

This website is one of the resources developed by Professor David Boud as part of his Senior Fellowship [ALTC]. Read a summary…

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Assessment: setting high standards & bringing the students with you

Using an assessment, feedback and re-submission process to coach students about how to reach a professional standard of work. View video…

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Celebrating student successes

Celebrating student successes can have a big positive impact on the students. An experienced academic gives an example of using a mail-merged letter of congratulation in relation to a completed assessment. View video…

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Conditions under which assessment supports student learning

Gibbs, G., & Simpson, C. (2004-5). Conditions under which assessment supports student learning. Learning & Teaching in Higher Education, 1, pp. 1-31.  Read a summary…

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Developing procedures for implementing peer assessment in large classes using an action research process

Ballantyne, R., Hughes, K. & Mylonas, A. (2002). Developing procedures for implementing peer assessment in large classes using an action research process.  Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 27(5), pp. 427-441. Read a summary…

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Diverse assessment methods in groupwork settings

Langrish, T. and See, H. (2008). Diverse assessment methods in groupwork settings. Education for Chemical Engineers, 3(1), e40-e46. Read a summary…

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Engaging large classes through assessment

The Bioassess Website was developed by the Centre for the Study of Higher Education (MelbourneUniversity) in partnership with leaders in T&L in the Biological Sciences at the University of Sydney and the Universityof Melbourne and is designed to guide sound assessment practices in the Biological Sciences. One of the issues included in the website is Engaging large classes through assessmentRead a summary…

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Feeding forward

The process of evaluating and giving feedback can be made smoother by educating students in advance about the expectations they will be assessed against. An experienced academic gives an example of asking students to step through a collective exercise with a marking guide to give them a better understanding of what is expected of them. View video…

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First Words website

‘First Words’ by David Baume is a website supported by the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development (OCSLD).  Read a summary…

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Improving your unit: some questions to reflect on

What is working well and what could be done better? Questions to ask yourself about the structures & processes in your unit as you consider the feedback you are getting from students and sessional staff. View video…

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Managing your workload: backwards planning

Backwards planning is a useful technique for ensuring that you end up with the right deliverables from your unit within the timeframe required. An experienced academic briefly talks you through the thinking process that will help you to plan the assessment & teaching for your unit. View video…

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Principles of Teaching, Learning and Assessment

The University of Newcastle provides a link to their Principles of Teaching, Learning and Assessment. Read a summary…

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Starting out: pacing yourself

What to do if instead of being given a carefully planned teaching outline, you are simply handed a textbook and some timetable slots and told to go to it. How will you pace yourself and your students through the unit? View video…

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The Bioassess Website

The Bioassess Website was developed by the Centre for the Study of Higher Education (MelbourneUniversity) in partnership with leaders in T&L in the Biological Sciences at the Universityof Sydneyand the Universityof Melbourne. The website is designed to guide sound assessment practices in the Biological Sciences. Read a summary…

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The quality of guidance and feedback to students

Hounsell, D., McCune, V., Hounsell, J., & Litjens, J. (2008). The quality of guidance and feedback to students, Higher Education Research & Development, 27:1, 55 – 67.   Read a summary…

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The teaching-research dilemma: scholarship of teaching

What if that new idea you came up with about how to address one of your difficult teaching challenges was actually publishable material?  An experienced academic suggests this is a valid way to keep your publication skills honed and earn yourself some research credits. View video…

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