You've got the power : student co-creation of non-weighted portfolio assessment

Ungley, Portia (2018) You've got the power : student co-creation of non-weighted portfolio assessment. In: Simply Better : Researching Assessment Practices – Improving Student Outcomes; 13 Sep 2018, Southampton, U.K.. (Unpublished)


Student engagement is predicated on innovative and timely assessment design. In this session, I will show how the development of a module in which students define the main thrust of their assessment within the framework of a non-weighted portfolio has had positive effects, both intended and unintended. The transferral of power to the students is designed to allow responsibility in learning to come to the fore and ties to transferable professional skills. The module in which this has been tested over the last five years draws on ideas of generative teaching and learning – a developmental experience for both staff and students, again redistributing power. This session will lay out the theoretical underpinnings as well as the module exemplar, and asks whether fundamentally good assessment design is based on equity of engagement from all par- ties, from students and staff to external examiners and support staff.

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