Students' self-assessment of assignments-is it worth it?

Basnet, Badri and Basson, Marita ORCID: and Hobohm, Carola and Cochrane, Sandra (2012) Students' self-assessment of assignments-is it worth it? In: 23rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference (AaeE 2012): The Profession of Engineering Education: Advancing Teaching, Research and Careers, 2-5 Dec 2012, Melbourne, Australia.

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Self-assessment refers to the involvement of learners in making judgements about their own learning, particularly about their achievements and the outcomes of their learning (Boud & Falchikov, 1989). Enhanced learning and professional development are the desirable end effect of self-assessment. However, questions are often raised about the reliability (i.e. accuracy and consistency) of students' self-assessment. Recent studies have revealed substantial discrepancies in students' self-assessment performance in terms of accuracy and consistency, potentially leading to the rejection of self-assessment. Hence, understanding the scope and limitations of students' self-assessment is critical.

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Additional Information: © 2012 Badri Basnet, Marita Basson, Carola Hobohm and Sandra Cochrane. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source. Any other usage is prohibited without the express permission of the authors.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2013 23:47
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2020 06:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: students self-assessment; accuracy; consistency; metacognition; constructivist learning; self-efficacy
Fields of Research (2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Fields of Research (2020): 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5201 Applied and developmental psychology > 520102 Educational psychology
39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390113 Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390402 Education assessment and evaluation
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering

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