A key aspect of the Assessment Enhancement Theme is exploring how students can become more empowered in the Assessment OF/FOR/AS Learning processes. In particular, it is exploring:
- How might we enhance learning by shifting towards more Assessment AS Learning by partnering with and engaging students in the development of assessment?
- How best might we promote assessment literacy among students and support students to become more engaged in the assessment process?
These questions were discussed among a group of USI (Union of Students in Ireland) representatives at a joint National Forum/USI workshop in September 2016. The discussion touched on ideas related to National and institutional practices/policies, programme design, module design and in-class/online activities.
A new Forum Insight (December 2016) was created as a result of this discussion for use by both staff and students. We hope that this will be used to contribute to further discussion and potential actions to strengthen students’ partnership in the assessment process (Cook-Sather et al., 2014).
Cook-Sather, A., Bovill, C., & Felten, P. (2014). Engaging students as partners in learning and teaching: A guide for faculty. San Francisco, CA: John Wiley & Sons.