Assessing performance and capability in work placements

Willis, Jenny, Sahama, Tony, & Hargreaves, Megan (2010) Assessing performance and capability in work placements. In Jackson, Norman (Ed.) Learning to be Professional through a Higher Education e-book. University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK, pp. 1-15.

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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: 60693
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Assessment, Collaborative learning, Professional competence, Work experience, Work Integrated Learning
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > OTHER INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (089900) > Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified (089999)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 University of Surrey, England
Deposited On: 10 Jun 2013 23:03
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2015 07:44

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