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Authentic assessments: building interactive learning objects

Luke, Karl, Kiss, Flora and Vyas, Jui 2019. Authentic assessments: building interactive learning objects. Presented at: Cardiff University Learning & Teaching Conference 2019: Authentic Learning, Cardiff, Wales, UK, 11 Sept 2019. -.

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Theory and practical applications of learning using simulation, electronic media and learning technologies are taught in the “Learning Environments” module within the Intercalated BSc in Medical Education. Students are expected to learn about technology-enhanced learning, through an exploration and analysis of examples and of published studies. Influenced by social constructivist principles, co-operative learning is at the heart of the module, whereby students work with peers in preparing and presenting materials that demonstrate theoretical understandings. The module team facilitate in-class activities which are designed to scaffold students as they develop an e-Learning educational package, using Xerte, which is summatively assessed. Students work in small groups (3-5) and as part of the summative assessment they are required to develop an online learning package from the point of view of a teacher and curriculum planner. Students are encouraged to design a package which demonstrates, through its design, that appropriate theoretical perspectives from inter-professional education, use of technology and reflection in learning have been incorporated. In doing so, elements of “hidden curriculum” are uncovered as students undertake tasks that demonstrate meaningful application of essential knowledge and skills. Students also submit a short essay in which they explain, in theoretical terms, the design they have selected for their e-Learning package and justify the approach taken. The poster argues that this is an example of authentic assessment through alignment to Ashford-Rowe et al’s (2014) practical framework and its 8 critical elements. Reference: Ashford-Rowe, K., Herrington, J. and Brown, C., 2014. Establishing the critical elements that determine authentic assessment. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 39(2), pp.205-222.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 4 September 2019
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 02:23

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