Work in progress - challenges in designing an assessment scheme for a diverse cohort of students

Aravinthan, Vasantha (2010) Work in progress - challenges in designing an assessment scheme for a diverse cohort of students. In: 40th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE 2010): Celebrating 40 Years of Innovation, 27-30 Oct 2010, Washington, DC. United States.

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Designing an assessment scheme for a diverse cohort of students having different backgrounds and competencies is a challenge in itself. A case study on a course titled 'Environmental technology' delivered in the Faculty of Engineering and Surveying at University of Southern Queensland in Australia is an example that depicts this challenge. This paper reports a critical analysis undertaken using the available data to understand the diverse characteristics of the students in terms of their majors and programs, their corresponding performance in the assessment and finally the interpretation of how their performance is related to their majors and programs. Having critically reviewed the existing assessment practices along with the students' feedback, a new assessment strategy is proposed that can influence the students' approaches to learning from surface to deep learning and that takes into account the diverse nature of the students.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher's copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2010 04:19
Last Modified: 29 May 2014 05:47
Uncontrolled Keywords: diversity; deep learning approach; surface learning approach; assessment scheme
Fields of Research : 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
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1109/FIE.2010.5673332

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