Formative and Summative Assessment and the Notion of Constructive Allignment

Muldoon, Nona & Palm, Chrisann T. (2008) Formative and Summative Assessment and the Notion of Constructive Allignment. In Frankland, Steve (Ed.) Enhancing Teaching and Learning through Assessment: Deriving an Appropriate Model. Springer, Germany, pp. 98-143.

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This paper discusses perceptions of first year accounting students about their tutorial activities and their engagements in assessment. As the literature suggests, unless participation in learning activities forms part of graded assessment it is often difficult to engage students in these activities. Using an action research model, this paper reports the study of first year accounting students' responses to action-orientated learning tasks in tutorials. The paper focuses on the importance of aligning curriculum objectives, learning and teaching activities and assessment,i.e. the notion of constructive alignment. However, as the research findings indicate, without support at institutional level, applying constructive alignment to facilitate quality student learning outcomes is a difficult task. Thus, the impacts of policy constraints on curriculum issues are also discussed, focusing on the limitations faced by tutors and their lack of involvement in curriculum development.

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ID Code: 28269
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: linked to 2005 conference paper
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Keywords: assessment, curriculum planning, first year accounting students, research in first year university students, tutorial, HERN
ISBN: 9781402062254
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > ACCOUNTING AUDITING AND ACCOUNTABILITY (150100) > Accounting Theory and Standards (150101)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Economics Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy (130203)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Copyright Owner: Springer 2008
Deposited On: 27 Oct 2009 05:58
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2017 01:36

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