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ERIC Number: ED402808
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov-8
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Qualitative/Action Research for Authentic Assessment.
Jonietz, Patricia L.
This conference paper describes an assessment model used by the graduate degree program at St. Mary College (Kansas). The degree program provides a cross-specialization in education, management, and psychology. Qualitative/Action Research for Authentic Assessment is a method for assessing students at completion of degree which provides an alternative to traditional comprehensive examinations and research papers. The assessment model was designed to lead students toward becoming analytical thinkers, self-directed learners, effective communicators with diverse audiences, and effective collaborative workers. The basis of assessment is a summary paper and a 15 minute oral presentation. The summary paper may develop out of coursework, professional work, or personal interest and is applied across the three disciplines. The student selects a faculty member to serve as mentor, who consults and collaborates on the student's research project. The oral presentation is given before an audience of students, faculty, and friends who ask questions and discuss the paper. The assessment process is intended to encourage students to reflect not only on the content of their courses, but also on the application of course learning, to integrate knowledge across disciplines, and to relate their learning to professional work in a particular context. (PRW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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