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Assessing performance capability in the work place

Willis, Jenny , Sahama, Tony R., & Hargraves, Megan (2010) Assessing performance capability in the work place. In Learning to be Professional through a Higher Education e-book. SCEPTrE, Surrey, England, pp. 1-15.

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    Abstract

    As universities worldwide begin to appreciate the value of authentic learning experiences, so they struggle with methods of assessing the outcomes from such experiences. This chapter describes the application of an assessment matrix developed by Queensland University of Technology(QUT) in Australia, to the assessment requirements and practices relating to work integrated learning at the University of Surrey in the UK. Despite the very different institutional contexts and independent way in which the assessment regimes have developed, it was found that the values and outcomes being assessed and the methods used to assess them were similar. The most important feature of assessing work integrated learning experiences is fitness for purpose, hence the learning objectives and assessment of outcomes for a WIL experience must be explicitly aligned to this objective.As universities worldwide begin to appreciate the value of authentic learning experiences, so they struggle with methods of assessing the outcomes from such experiences. This chapter describes the application of an assessment matrix developed by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia, to the assessment requirements and practices relating to work integrated learning at the University of Surrey in the UK. Despite the very different institutional contexts and independent way in which the assessment regimes have developed, it was found that the values and outcomes being assessed and the methods used to assess them were similar. The most important feature of assessing work integrated learning experiences is fitness for purpose, hence the learning objectives and assessment of outcomes for a WIL experience must be explicitly aligned to this objective.

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    ID Code: 47079
    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Keywords: assessment, collaborative learning, professional competency, work experience, Work Integrated Learning, HERN
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified (130399)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
    Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 SCEPTrE
    Deposited On: 20 Nov 2011 18:02
    Last Modified: 01 Nov 2013 13:59

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