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Page: 5113 (abstract only)
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-606-8243-1
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2015
Location: Barcelona, Spain

FROM ‘DRAGONS DEN’ TO ‘THE APPRENTICE’: INNOVATION AND ENGAGEMENT IN UNDERGRADUATE ASSESSMENT

J. Deakin

University of Manchester (UNITED KINGDOM)
Across the higher education sector there has been an increased focus on quality assurance, technological advances, and improvements in student satisfaction and employability. Traditional essay and exam assessments are no longer sufficient, on their own, to support a rounded and engaging student experience that provides the transferable skills necessary for the job market. In this paper I discuss some alternative and innovative forms of student assessment that not only serve the basic function of ‘testing knowledge and understanding’ but also enhance student development in an engaging and creative way. Drawing on relevant literature in this area (Hughes, 2013; Pryce, Carroll, O’Donovan and Rust, 2010; Bryan and Clegg, 2006), two assessments currently used with a cohort of Criminology students at the University of Manchester will provide case study examples of innovation and engagement. I will explore students' responses to both 'The Dragon's Den' and 'The Apprentice' assessments and analyse the immediate and longer-term impact of innovative assessment, addressing student experience, social responsibility and employability.
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title = {FROM ‘DRAGONS DEN’ TO ‘THE APPRENTICE’: INNOVATION AND ENGAGEMENT IN UNDERGRADUATE ASSESSMENT},
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J. Deakin (2015) FROM ‘DRAGONS DEN’ TO ‘THE APPRENTICE’: INNOVATION AND ENGAGEMENT IN UNDERGRADUATE ASSESSMENT, EDULEARN15 Proceedings, p. 5113.
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