Assessing Skills and Practice outlines how to ensure fair, consistent and reliable assessment of practical activities. With a particular focus on formative feedback and its role in helping students to understand what is required of them, this guide is packed with advice, examples and case studies covering the key areas, including:
This volume is an ideal introduction for new or part-time lecturers and will also be valued by experienced teachers who are new to this area of assessment or who want to improve their current practice.
'This volume is an ideal introduction for new or part-time lecturers, and will also be valued by experienced teachers who are new to this area of assessment or who want to improve their current practice.' - The Journal of the Physical Sciences Centre
'This book will be widely used and valued by new and experienced faculty who will benefit from the wisdom of its authors about assessment and instructional practice.' - The Journal of the Physical Sciences Centre
1. Assessing live and practical skills 2. Formative assessment as a means of fostering learning 3. Ensuring equivalence of experience for diverse students 4. Assessing presentations and other oral work 5. Assessing process 6. Using other stakeholders to assess student achievement 7. Fostering independent learning 8. Assessing practical skills in labs 9. Assessing the production of artefacts in the studio and the workshop 10. Assessing live performance
This indispensable series is aimed at new lecturers, postgraduate students who have teaching time, Graduate Teaching Assistants, part-time tutors and demonstrators, as well as experienced teaching staff who may feel it’s time to review their skills in teaching and learning.
Titles in this series will provide the teacher in higher education with practical, realistic guidance on the various different aspects of their teaching role, which is underpinned not only by current research in the ﬁeld, but also by the extensive experience of individual authors, and with a keen eye kept on the limitations and opportunities therein. By bridging a gap between academic theory and practice, all titles will provide generic guidance on the topics covered, which is then brought to life through the use of short, illustrative examples drawn from a range of disciplines. All titles in the series will:
Titles in the series will prove invaluable whether they are used for self-study, as reference material when seeking teaching recognition or as part of a formal taught programme on teaching and learning in higher education (HE), and will also be of relevance to teaching staff working in further education (FE) settings.