MOCK-EXAM IN HIGHER EDUCATION
1 Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. University of Oviedo (SPAIN)
2 Department of Physiotherapy, Spain. University of Sevilla. (SPAIN)
3 Department of Physiotherapy, University of Valencia, Spain. (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Conference name: 14th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2022
Location: Palma, Spain
Abstract:Introducing changes in education often leads to the neglect of the important aspect of assessment, and no consideration is given to go beyond traditional assessment, nor is it considered to be formative in nature. One of the most effective ways to improve learning is to face an assessment test, as it can help students identify areas to improve and help them gain insight into the syllabus as they structure exam questions. The use of technologies and innovative methodologies resulting from the implementation of innovations in the classroom prove that they are key tools for the future of educational development due to the multiple benefits they produce for learners. Mock exams are one of the best ways to practice a learned subject. Students need to feel that they are in an environment that simulates an exam in order to get used to the atmosphere. The multiple-choice test is a staple of higher education because it provides an efficient and effective measurement of what the student have learned. The posting of past exam questions and the experience gained from past exams will help students learn to identify the correct answer by looking at the wording of the questions: they become exam savants.
This research consisted of conducting a mock exam for fourth year students of the Physiotherapy Degree at the University of Oviedo. The data from the mock exam was collected and it can be concluded that conducting a mock exam helps to improve learning, academic performance and the development of student competences, so it should be taken into account as a valid assessment tool.
Keywords: Higher education, Innovation, Exams, Evaluation, Methodology.