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Encouraging attendance at lectures: deep learning and assessment

Lecturing for learning: attendance

Attendance at lectures can be a source of frustration for tutors. In this video, Tom Angelo of the University of Sydney argues that lecture attendance can be driven up through the requirement in assessments for deep learning.  If the assessment requires deep learning, and the lectures provide a gateway to that deep learning, then attendance […]

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Adopting a social constructivist approach to assessment in three easy steps

Active engagement with assessment

Active engagement with assessment can help students improve their learning for themselves and move assessment beyond passive transmission of standards. In this leaflet produced by Oxford Brookes active engagement with assessment is achieved through taking a social constructivist approach with students. Broken down into three more detailed stages, the leaflet suggests ways for you to: Help students understand the theory […]

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Improving assessment performance - Oxford Brookes leaflet

Improving assessment performance

Improving assessment performance can seem a difficult task, particularly when students are seen as solely responsible for their performance.  However, it is possible to improve performance by undertaking a series of simple exercises with students to help them understand how their work is assessed and how assessment criteria are applied to their work. In this […]

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Getting the most from group work assessment

Getting the most from group work assessment

Group work assessment is often used in higher education and there many different ways to implement it.  This leaflet from Oxford Brookes aims to set out all the complex factors that need to be considered when designing and implementing group work assessment and will be of use to all considering using this method of assessment. […]

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Making Assessment Count

Making Assessment Count

About the project Making Assessment Count (MAC) is an umbrella term for processes that support students in reflecting on assignments. MAC processes can help students to make the most of the feedback that they receive but can also be used in other ways, for example to help students prepare and complete an assignment or to […]

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Programme level assessment strategies by Professor Peter Hartley.

Programme level assessment strategies

Programme level assessment strategies can have a major impact on the coherence of assessment across courses.  In this presentation from the 2013 Westminster Learning Futures webinar series, Professor Peter Hartley of the University of Bradford talks about how strategic consideration of assessment at programme level can improve curriculum design. This session argues that really significant […]

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Blog grading criteria

Blog grading criteria

  The above resource (click image to open) is an example of grading criteria used to mark blogs in a module that is part of the MA Higher Education. The criteria have been refined over time to include peer learning, as this is a valuable aspect of blogging – blogging is more like a conversation, […]

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Blogging for assessment

Blogging for assessment

A former MA Higher Education student talks about his experience of blogging as part of module assessment.  He talks about his initial fears, how he overcame them and how much he benefited from this experience. Blogging offers a way for students to have ‘learning conversations’ with one another, allowing them to present their ideas and […]

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