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Using assessment in your teaching: why you should, how to do it and how to make it as painless as possible

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Presentation delivered by Susan George ( University of Bradford) at the training event 'Teaching in HE/ FE for new library professionals: does one size fit all? Tailoring your teaching to fit your target audience' at Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield, 15th November 2016. Event organised by Academic and Research Libraries Group, Yorkshire and Humberside branch.

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Using assessment in your teaching: why you should, how to do it and how to make it as painless as possible

  1. 1. 1 Using assessment in your teaching Why you should, how to do it, and how to make it as painless as possible. 18 November 2016 Sarah George s.george@bradford.ac.uk
  2. 2. Why you should consider getting involved • Rounded view of learning and teaching – And of your institution – HEA accreditation • Finding out more about your students’ research interests • Breaking through the module barrier • Engaging reluctant pupils • Ensuring it’s done properly! • Covering the institutional back • Making yourself indispensible! 18 November 2016 Sarah George s.george@bradford.ac.uk2
  3. 3. You already do it! • Do you – Give feedback on progress? – Check understanding? – Check references? – Give advice on source quality? • You already assess! • Few new skills needed – A few bits of admin 18 November 2016 Sarah George s.george@bradford.ac.uk3
  4. 4. What you need • A stressed but friendly academic • A couple of hours of time • Willingness to try something new 18 November 2016 Sarah George s.george@bradford.ac.uk4
  5. 5. What you assess • Referencing • Source quality • Grammar and sense! 18 November 2016 Sarah George s.george@bradford.ac.uk5
  6. 6. Types of assessment • Presentations • Second-marking • Online quizzes • Annotated bibliographies • Search strategies • Editing / critiquing a Wikipedia article • Exams • Mini-projects / reports / essays 18 November 2016 Sarah George s.george@bradford.ac.uk6
  7. 7. Presentations • Time needed: a few hours maximum • What do you assess – Clarity of slides – Presentation style – Source quality – Group work? – References? • Don’t know anything about the subject? – Can the student explain their subject to a non-expert? 18 November 2016 Sarah George s.george@bradford.ac.uk7
  8. 8. Second considering (-ish) written work • Written assignments via Turnitin / electronic submission • Time needed: About an hour per 10 students • What do you assess – References and citations – Source quality – Quality of paraphrasing. • Not second-considering as generally undertaken! 18 November 2016 Sarah George s.george@bradford.ac.uk8
  9. 9. Online quizzes • Quick to create – Once you’ve got to grips with technology • Quick to mark • But: – Hard to avoid shallow assessment, – Success by guesswork • Use question pools to make less randome • Can use as introduction to other assessments – Adaptive release 18 November 2016 Sarah George s.george@bradford.ac.uk9
  10. 10. Annotated Bibliographies / search strategies • Can be part of bigger assignment (portfolio?) • Direct link with teaching • Tailor to what’s available • Mark on – Source quality – Referencing – Answering the question – Following instructions 18 November 2016 Sarah George s.george@bradford.ac.uk10
  11. 11. Others to consider • Critiquing and improving a Wikipedia article • Assessing their own Turnitin draft 18 November 2016 Sarah George s.george@bradford.ac.uk11
  12. 12. Traditional assessments • May not be able to get away from these – What’s in the module descriptor • Essays – lots of work to mark! • Exams – Very stressful to invigilate! – Complicated to do re-takes, reasonable adjustment – Can be very easy to mark – What is an exam assessing? 18 November 2016 Sarah George s.george@bradford.ac.uk12
  13. 13. An assessment of your own? • Freedom to choose topic and type • Tailor to resource availability BUT • Marking! • Admin! • Re-takes! 18 November 2016 Sarah George s.george@bradford.ac.uk13
  14. 14. 18 November 2016 Sarah George s.george@bradford.ac.uk14

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