The project team developed an online assessment system for the improvement of evaluation of Human Biology students’ higher level learning and skill development. The project team sought to address the challenge of teaching large classes, by developing a system which will provide a more sophisticated online dialogue with students and improved individual feedback mechanisms. The assessment system extends the aspects of Human Biology that can be assessed online (including laboratory exercises); provides analytical tools (including sets of exemplars and remedial materials); administers richer, more analytical feedback; and embeds reflective practice and self-performance assessment into the feedback component of the online assessment system. The project team have collaborated with partner institutions who have implemented the online assessment tool, in an effort to share evaluation and feedback and make improvements to the system.
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Online Assessment Feedback as an Instument of Reflective Learning Practice in Human Biology
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A comprehensive learning space evaluation model
Learning spaces in universities are changing often reflecting the adoption of constructivist approaches to learning. This project aimed to produce a coherent model for a full evaluation cycle of learning spaces, from conceptualisation and design, to implementation, post-occupancy, and reintegration of findings in subsequent development cycles. Challenges faced by institutions in learning spaces design and other findings are described at the project website.
Leading Excellence – application of the Engaging Leadership Framework (ELF) to new higher education sites and contexts
The Engaging Leadership Framework tool and artefacts were developed to support the effective leadership of change and to build leadership capacity in institutions. The report notes that the framework’s value was particularly evident when leadership projects were linked to active learning and the authentic issues of the participants. Artefacts include workshop activities, site case studies, journal notes and reflections, planning and evaluation templates, and ELF game prototypes.
Evaluation of Learning Spaces Project
Learning spaces in universities are changing often reflecting the adoption of constructivist approaches to learning. This project aimed to produce a coherent model for a full evaluation cycle of learning spaces, from conceptualisation and design, to implementation, post-occupancy, and reintegration of findings in subsequent development cycles. Challenges faced by institutions in learning spaces design and other findings are described at the project website: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/spl/learningspacesproject/.
Using threshold concepts to generate a new understanding of teaching and learning biology
Threshold concepts are concepts central to the mastery of a specific discipline. The project team created a generic model for using these concepts to explore and reflect on student misconceptions and the teaching of troublesome knowledge for use by teachers in biology. Student understanding of the concepts was tested and interventions designed to help improve understanding. A biology teaching package was created along with a generic teaching model and guidelines to assist learning. Project publications and resources are available at the project website.
A guide to supervision in social work field education
This guide, based on the masters level online program, is designed for those wanting to learn about the theory and practice of supervising social work students during their field education placement. Four topics cover the nature of social work field education, standards and roles, educational foundations, and phases of student supervision. Questions, exercises and reading reflection segments support the text and other online documents.
Supporting student peer assessment and review in large groupwork projects
The project’s purpose is to further the educational design and dissemination of an online tool to support and facilitate self-and-peer assessment of individual contributions in large group work projects. The online tool supports group work processes through facilitating self-and-peer assessment by providing quantitative and qualitative feedback, evaluation, reflection and review opportunities.