Self-Assessment and Reflection

Ample opportunities are provided for students to self-assess, and reflect on their own work to enhance self-regulated learning

Integrating self-assessment in the assessment plan for a course (e.g., an analysis of how students prepared for an exam/wrote an essay and what they would do differently in the future) promotes engagement in learning and the development of independent learning

Examples:

Self-Assessment in Essay Writing (Interview with Ken MacMillan)

Self-Appraisal Paper (Interview with Leighton Wilks)

Literature:

Sustainable Assessment: Rethinking assessment for the learning society: David Boud (2000)

Assessment for learning: Sally Brown (2004)

Guiding principles and recommendations for the assessment of competence: Nadine J. Kaslow and Associates (2007)

Assessment and grading at the University of Alberta: policies, practices, and possibilities: Robert W. Luth (2010)

Assessment for learner self‐regulation: enhancing achievement in the first year using learning technologies: David Nicol (2009)

Rethinking Formative Assessment in HE: a theoretical model and seven principles of good feedback practice: David Nicol and Debra Macfarlane-Dick (2004)