Learning Partnerships and Discussion

Assessment should include discussion about the assessment process between students and teachers to foster a learning partnership that can evolve based on student learning needs

Explain the rationale for the assessment strategies used and how the experiences of previous students have informed those choices. Similarly, a strategy for reflection and debriefing on the results of an assessment activity can have a strong impact on both teaching and learning decisions.

Example:

Universal Design for Learning (Interview with Dr. Amy Burns)

Literature:

Seven propositions for assessment reform in higher education:  David Boud and Associates (2010)

From monologue to dialogue: improving written feedback processes in mass higher education: David Nicol (2010)

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