ERIC Number: EJ863067
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
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An Action Research Study of Student Self-Assessment in Higher Education
Walser, Tamara M.
Innovative Higher Education, v34 n5 p299-306 Dec 2009
Although student self-assessment is considered a critical component of assessment for learning, its use and related research are rare in higher education. This article describes an action research study of self-assessment as an instructional strategy in two university courses. Results indicate that self-assessment exercises provided students the opportunity to reflect on the course and their performance, helped them monitor their own progress, motivated them to do well in the course, and provided them the opportunity to give feedback to the instructor. Additionally, from the instructor perspective, the exercises provided useful feedback for course improvement and facilitated interactions and relationships with students.
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Educational Strategies, Higher Education, Student Evaluation, Action Research, Program Effectiveness, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teaching Methods, Formative Evaluation, College Instruction, College Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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