Assessment: a tool for development and engagement in the first year of university study

Taylor, Janet A. (2006) Assessment: a tool for development and engagement in the first year of university study. In: 9th Pacific Rim in Higher Education (FYHE) Conference: 'Engaging Students', 12-14 July 2006, Gold Coast, Australia.


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For most students assessment often defines their study and learning practice,
yet there are few discussions in the literature on the first year experience
detailing how assessment can be mobilised to develop and engagement students
in their first year of study. This paper presents the results of an audit undertaken
at The University of Southern Queensland of the assessment associated with first year
(termed level 1) courses. It is apparent that assessment is not been used to advantage
to smooth the transition into university studies. The paper presents some examples
of effective assessment practice to engage students and assist them in the development
of self-regulatory skills, such as time
management skills.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Learning and Teaching Support Unit
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:33
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: assessment, first year students, transition to university, student engagement
Fields of Research (FoR): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation

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