An evaluation of the role of assessments at Higher Education on student learning

Lynam, Siobhan and Cachia, Moira (2016) An evaluation of the role of assessments at Higher Education on student learning. In: Higher Education Academy STEM Conference 2017, 1 - 2 Feb 2017, Manchester Conference Centre. (In Press)

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Undoubtedly assessments at Higher Education lead to some kind of learning, however, research has found that the quality of that learning varies according to the assessment used. Well-designed assessments can positively motivate and engage students. In order to meet the challenge of designing appropriate assessments an awareness of the assessment factors that influence student engagement is vital.
This presentation will report on the results from a qualitative focus group study that addressed this issue. The paper will present the study results and open up discussion on both the student and teaching factors that influence student engagement with assessments.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Assessments Student engagement Academic maturity Emotion Support Feedback Feedforward Timeliness
Subjects: Education
Education > Higher education
Education > Teaching and learning
Depositing User: Moira Cachia
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2016 13:38
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2016 13:47

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