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ERIC Number: EJ1148564
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1368-4868
Continuous Assessment in a New Testament Survey Course: Empirically Informed Reflections on an Australian Trial
Hussey, Ian
Teaching Theology & Religion, v20 n3 p230-242 Jul 2017
This article reports on a practitioner action research project focused on developing, trialing, and reflecting upon a continuous and formative-assessment plan for a foundational New Testament survey course. Three pedagogical convictions are discussed and drive the design of the assessment. Seven to nine assessment items (depending on level of study) based on course learning outcomes and informed by Bloom's taxonomy of learning, were developed and implemented. Students provided feedback on the assessment through an anonymous online survey. The results demonstrate that students preferred continuous assessment to an exam and major essay, and that they better achieved the course learning outcomes. In conclusion, this style of assessment is effective in driving and assessing student learning and so provides a basis for further action reflection.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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