Presentation on theme: "23 June 2009 Assessing Project Based Learning in Groups Peter Willmot."— Presentation transcript:
23 June 2009 Assessing Project Based Learning in Groups Peter Willmot
23 June 2009 The Purpose of Assessment Problems associated with Group-work Strategies and mechanisms The place of competitions Web-PA
23 June 2009 Why do we assess? Formative assessment –To enhance learning through feedback Summative assessment –To ascertain if the student has achieved the intended learning outcomes ** Is Formative Assessment always necessary?
23 June 2009 Intended Learning Outcomes? Knowledge and Understanding Skills and attributes Intellectual Practical Transferable Source UK-SPEC
What problems/opportunities do team/group-assessments present?
23 June 2009 Applicable assessment strategies Allocate a team mark Tutor assessment Individual assignments Peer assessment Peer moderation
Overall, marking is honest and credible Dr Keith Pond Business School Loughborough University Dr Carol Robinson Assistant Director (Teaching and Learning) Mathematics Education Centre Loughborough University Students are much more satisfied – complaints have almost disappeared.
23 June 2009 Flexible Use Rapid Input Confidential data entry Individuals rated against criteria list Large data handling task is automated Feedback available if required Web-PA features To find out more visit… www.webpa.ac.uk
23 June 2009 Assessment for: Rating Learning Motivating Criteria driven Strategies & mechanisms for marking individuals Multiple markers Competitions