Assessment and Feedback

Spotlight on the Assessment and Feedback Toolkit 8: Groupwork

Assessment and Feedback toolkit

The spotlight this week is on the Groupwork section of the Toolkit. https://staffintranet.bournemouth.ac.uk/aboutbu/professionalservices/flie/assessmentandfeedbacktoolkit/groupwork/ Some advantages of using groupwork the development and enhancement of students’ social, interpersonal, intercultural and ‘networking’ skills; the opportunity for students to discuss and develop concepts as well as exchanging and agreeing ideas; the opportunity for a team of individuals to work… Read more »

Spotlight on the Assessment & Feedback Toolkit: 7

Assessment and Feedback toolkit

This week’s spotlight is on Flipping Feedback, based on the work of  Dai Hounsell,  Visiting Professor. https://staffintranet.bournemouth.ac.uk/aboutbu/professionalservices/flie/assessmentandfeedbacktoolkit/flippingfeedback/ For many of our students, feedback often comes too late in the assessment cycle to be useful. Often assignments test what the student doesn’t know, or didn’t grasp, rather than supporting the fullest possible learning and understanding. If… Read more »

Spotlight on the Assessment and Feedback Toolkit : 6

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The spotlight this week is on the Inclusive Assessment section of the Toolkit, identified on the home page of the toolkit by the image below, or accessed by clicking on this link. https://staffintranet.bournemouth.ac.uk/aboutbu/professionalservices/flie/assessmentandfeedbacktoolkit/inclusiveassessment/   Inclusivity is an important aspect of assessment design. In order to set fair assessment tasks we must take into account the… Read more »

Spotlight on the Assessment and Feedback Toolkit (5)

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This week’s focus is on the Inclusive Assessment section of the Toolkit resources. https://staffintranet.bournemouth.ac.uk/aboutbu/professionalservices/flie/assessmentandfeedbacktoolkit/inclusiveassessment/ This section sets out why inclusive assessment is important, some principles for inclusive assessment and some practical steps to create inclusive assessment. The principles are Assessment  for Learning – which is set out in the policy document 6c Principle of Assessment… Read more »

Spotlight on the Assessment and Feedback Toolkit (4)

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The spotlight this week is on the Peer Assessment section of the toolkit.https://staffintranet.bournemouth.ac.uk/aboutbu/professionalservices/flie/assessmentandfeedbacktoolkit/peerfeedback/ This resource was developed by Dai Hounsell, Visiting Professor, and and is built around 10 commonly asked questions about peer feedback. The answers to each of these questions are supported by published literature. Peer Feedback will be the theme of the first… Read more »

Spotlight on the Assessment and Feedback Toolkit (3)

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In this blog the spotlight is on the 50 ways of assessing section of the toolkit. https://staffintranet.bournemouth.ac.uk/aboutbu/professionalservices/flie/assessmentandfeedbacktoolkit/ Assessment is an important aspect of teaching and learning. It provides a measure of student performance (assessment of learning), but perhaps more importantly is also an import part of the learning process (assessment for learning). However, choosing appropriate assessments… Read more »

Spotlight on the Assessment and Feedback Toolkit (2)

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In this week’s blog the spotlight is on the Formative Assessment section of the Assessment and Feedback Toolkit. https://staffintranet.bournemouth.ac.uk/aboutbu/professionalservices/flie/assessmentandfeedbacktoolkit/   Formative assessment that is aligned with summative assessment tasks can support learning, in line with the BU commitment to assessment for learning,  and provides opportunities for students to: make sense of assessment criteria develop their… Read more »

Spotlight on the Assessment and Feedback Toolkit (1)

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The BU Assessment & Feedback Toolkit has been created to provide a collection of resources for all aspects assessment and feedback. In this series of blogs I will spotlight one section of this large resource collection – this week the spotlight is on Assessment Literacy. This section of the Toolkit contains a Brief Guide to… Read more »

Lively debate in the FLIE Generic Assessment Criteria Workshop

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This week a FLIE Educational Enhancement workshop, led by Anne Quinney, focussed on using the generic assessment criteria. John Moran, Learning Technologist, contributed to the session and encouraged people to use the electronic rubric and to use the QuickMarks facility. The session covered how to use the Generic Assessment Criteria; where they are located in… Read more »

Providing meaningful feedback for students

Assessment and Feedback toolkit

Students at BU, when asked recently, have voiced their wishes for clearer expectations about assignments and for clearer feedback. One of the tools that can be used to enhance feedback is the BU Generic Assessment Criteria, revised in 2021. This recent version places more emphasis on skills such as team-working, group work/project work, self-management of… Read more »