Ways to engage students in AFL activities

  1. Think of ways in which you can actively engage students with assessment criteria as part of an assessment for learning strategy. Rust et al (2003) found that giving students the opportunity to review and assess previous examples of past students’ work, to discuss how this was assessed, and to evaluate the criteria used can have significant, long-term benefits. After just 90 minutes in a workshop working as student assessors, students subsequently performed significantly better than a control group who had not. The explanation offered for this phenomenon is that the students were more actively engaged with the criteria for assessment, in a way that simply passively giving them out the criteria does not achieve.
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