Assessment for learning and practice: Fostering generic skills and feedback literacy of first-year undergraduate students through a data analysis report
Dr Wasana Karunarathne
Faculty of Business and Economics
This presentation discusses the design and the impact of an assessment reform initiative introduced to Quantitative Methods 1 (QM1), a large scale first-year undergraduate subject and 2020 FlexAP project. The learning and teaching initiative transformed a summative assessment task into a formative assessment aiming to develop student's analytical and presentation skills, critical thinking, written communication skills, and collaborative learning skills. The task provided students with the opportunity to apply the concepts and techniques they learnt in the subject to solve a real-world problem, as they analysed a set of discipline-related data and presented their findings to a non-expert audience. The assessment provided a vital opportunity for students to apply their learning into practice, work on generic skills and receive timely feedback that helps further develop these skills.
This Zoom presentation was part of the Melbourne CSHE Teaching and Learning Conference 2021 held on Tuesday 1 June 2021.