Assessment and feedback in university teaching. Kieron Flanagan. Outline. The nature of university teaching Purposes of assessment Types of and routes for feedback Plagiarism. What is university teaching for?. We teach our students things (“ subject knowledge and understanding”)
The nature of university teaching
Purposes of assessment
Types of and routes for feedback
A: If a student disagrees with us but backs up their argument with evidence then we will always give them credit for it!
To reward good work
To account for the grade given
To help them understand the progress they are making in their programme
Validity – does assessment really measure the intended learning outcomes?
Reliability – is assessment consistent from student to student, examiner to examiner? (Hence need for explicit learning outcomes, grading criteria, and for safeguards such as moderation)