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Developing Assessment at City: A Review of Learning Development Associate Projects 2010-12

MacLaren, J. (2014). Developing Assessment at City: A Review of Learning Development Associate Projects 2010-12. Learning at City Journal, 4(1), pp. 14-26.

Abstract

City University London has a strong tradition of encouraging pedagogic practitioner-research through the sponsorship of workplace and inter-departmental project working under the auspices of the Learning Development Centre (LDC). Reflecting sector-wide issues, the University’s focus on assessment and feedback as a priority area for academic development has resulted in several studies which have shaped the university’s understanding and practices in this area. In this article I review a selection of recent projects which have a bearing on this area of academic practice. The scope of projects is wide, focusing on many different facets of assessment and feedback, but with an emphasis on improving student experience of this in both classroom and workplace settings. This review starts with a discussion of some of the concerns surrounding assessment and feedback within the University, before exploring how recent studies by staff and Learning Development Associates have explored this agenda and set about changing practice.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: Learning, Assessment, Student Experience, Feedback, Failure, Curriculum Design
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Departments: Professional Services > Learning, Enhancement and Development > Learning at City Journal
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/3247
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