We are delighted to announce the publication of three new National Forum Insights as part of the Enhancement Theme 2016-18, focused on Assessment OF/FOR/AS Learning.
The first insight, available here, summarises the main findings from a recent report which profiled documented assessment practices across a sample of 30 undergraduate degree programmes. The study explored whether and how assessment practices differ between fields of study and shared insights regarding students’ experiences of assessment across Irish higher education.
The second insight, available here, summarises the outcomes of a National Forum workshop on authentic assessment attended by representatives of disciplines and networks from across the country. It explains the rationale for authentic assessment and presents some characteristics of this assessment approach. Presenting authentic assessment as residing on a continuum of authenticity, this Insight elaborates on some examples of assessment tasks with varying levels of authenticity.
The third insight, available here, aims to expand our understanding of the terms associated with assessment within the Irish higher education sector. It is the result of a number of national conversations organised by the National Forum with staff and students across the sector regarding how assessment might be defined and understood within an Irish context.