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The Assessment Experience – May '21: Staff and Student Perspectives

In this course you'll explore staff and student assessment experiences and be introduced to the concept of assessment literacy.

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The Assessment Experience – May '21: Staff and Student Perspectives
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

In this short course, you will reflect on your own assessment experience and gain further insights into some of the challenges students face in their assessment journey in higher education.

You will also explore the concept of assessment literacy and look at examples of how and what you can do to develop assessment literacy in partnership with students.

What topics will you cover?

  • Tutor and student experiences of assessment

  • Assessment literacy and what it means to be assessment literate

  • Developing students and staff assessment literacy over the assessment journey

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Develop further insights into your and your students’ experiences of assessment
  • Evaluate what assessment literacy is and explore different approaches in developing students’ assessment literacy
  • Describe your plans for developing students’ assessment literacy

Who is the course for?

Colleagues at Coventry University and CU Group who teach and/or support student learning in Higher Education.

Who will you learn with?

Assistant Professor and Module Leader for 7001CRB. Motivated by enhancing the students’ learning experience and developing tutors, home and abroad.
MCom (Economics) & MA (T&L HE) SFHEA

Academic Developer at CU since 2018. Diverse experience supporting teaching, learning and research in Higher Education. Favours a facilitative style. PhD in Applied Linguistics (AKA a "word nerd").

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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