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Pages: 10058-10064
Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-09-05948-5
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2018.0881

Conference name: 11th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 12-14 November, 2018
Location: Seville, Spain

MANAGING STUDENT DIFFICULTIES WITH CONTINUOUS EVALUATION IN A HIGHER EDUCATION CONTEXT

J.A. Ramírez Masferrer, P. Kindelan

Technical University of Madrid (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) (SPAIN)
A continuous evaluation system (CES) is a method advocated within the general framework for the implementation of the European Higher Education Area. Although some students have to work harder to submit the required coursework, they feel safer with CES because their work is gradually assessed and weighted within the final mark of a course. Some other students prefer the traditional evaluation system that does not monitor their performance so closely and the final examination as the assessment procedure. This paper is an examination of a higher education context where a large number of students in a large-sized class are involved in continuous assessment who seem to lack neither an interest in learning the subject content nor strive to achieve course objectives. In effect, this puts into question this method of evaluation (CES). We briefly analyse the difficulties students show in this context and the actions taken in the past to address the situation. Finally, alternatives for self-assessment, reinforcement and focus on student progress are offered by lecturers to increase student active engagement and responsibility in the learning process. In conclusion, the approach of the lecturers makes the evaluation method (CES) more effective and rewarding.
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title = {MANAGING STUDENT DIFFICULTIES WITH CONTINUOUS EVALUATION IN A HIGHER EDUCATION CONTEXT},
series = {11th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
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doi = {10.21125/iceri.2018.0881},
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J.A. Ramírez Masferrer, P. Kindelan (2018) MANAGING STUDENT DIFFICULTIES WITH CONTINUOUS EVALUATION IN A HIGHER EDUCATION CONTEXT, ICERI2018 Proceedings, pp. 10058-10064.
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