What do we aspire to achieve in this project?

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The aims of the project are as follows:

  • To involve students as partners in the assessment of group work (or collaborative learning) in a fair and consistent manner
  • To improve student (and staff) satisfaction by adoption a new approach to group work assessment
  • To inform institutional policy on assessing group work

The objectives are as follows:

  • A mixture of qualitative (semi-structured interviews/focus groups) and quantitative (questionnaires) methodologies involving both students and staff in  within the university.
  • explore the use of a novel mathematical model to calculate individual, differential student scores by combining student-generated assessment of the teamwork process with the lecturer-generated product assessment of the entire team
  • Analysis of findings
  • Recommendations/roadmap to inform institutional policy on assessing group work

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