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Austen, Liz; Malone, Cathy – Practitioner Research in Higher Education, 2018
This research paper explores a sample of written summative feedback which was provided to undergraduate social science based students in 2014-2015. A series of focus groups were facilitated where students evaluated 95 pieces of individual written feedback and discussed their findings. Texts were scored, ranked and used to create mini corpora of…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Summative Evaluation, Undergraduate Students
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Headington, Rita – Practitioner Research in Higher Education, 2018
The nature and significance of students' informal peer feedback networks is an under-explored area. This paper offers the findings of a longitudinal investigation of the informal peer feedback networks of a cohort of student teachers [n = 105] across the three years of a UK primary education degree programme. It tracked the dynamic nature of these…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Informal Education, Peer Evaluation, Peer Groups
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Sheedy, Caroline – Practitioner Research in Higher Education, 2018
This work emanates from a previous study examining the experiences of male final year students in computing degree programmes that focused on their perceptions as students where they had few, if any, female classmates. This empirical work consisted of focus groups, with the findings outlined here drawn from two groups that were homogeneous with…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Males, Homogeneous Grouping, Higher Education
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Cleary, Ann; Delahunt, Brid; Fox, Claire; Maguire, Moira; O'Connor, Lorna; Ward, Jamie – Practitioner Research in Higher Education, 2018
The transition to Higher Education, while often exciting, is demanding for many students. Successful transition necessitates learning the conventions of scholarly conversation, including how to read and create work in an academic context. Knowledge of academic literacy practices is an important part of this process but these discourses and…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Feedback (Response), Higher Education, Information Literacy
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Robbins, Joy; Firth, Amanda; Evans, Maria – Practitioner Research in Higher Education, 2018
Work based assessment (WBA) is a common but contentious practice increasingly used to grade university students on professional degrees. A key issue in WBA is the potentially low assessment literacy of the assessors, which can lead to a host of unintended results, including grade inflation. We identified grade inflation in the WBA of the clinical…
Descriptors: Grade Inflation, Weighted Scores, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Research
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O'Keeffe, Muireann; Gormley, Clare; Ferguson, Pip Bruce – Practitioner Research in Higher Education, 2018
Assessment is a crucial aspect of academic work. Indeed, there is substantial literature on assessment design and how to ensure the integrity of students' learning. Much work goes into enhancing assessment practices to ensure the validity of assessment to safeguard the reliability of students' knowledge. Yet relatively little research has…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Grading, Feedback (Response), Student Evaluation
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Nicholson, Dawn Theresa – Practitioner Research in Higher Education, 2018
This paper reports on an existing undergraduate academic skills module where the assignment, a printed portfolio, has been replaced with an online portfolio. Qualitative feedback reveals that students most valued the provision of rapid and regular feedback on work, and had a raised awareness of employability goals. Tutors most valued the ability…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Learner Engagement, Portfolio Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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Pearson, John – Practitioner Research in Higher Education, 2018
This paper uses an action research intervention in an attempt to improve student engagement with summative feedback. The intervention delivered summative module feedback to the students as audio recordings, replacing the written method employed in previous years. The project found that students are keen on audio as an alternative to written…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Audiovisual Communications, Summative Evaluation, Intervention
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Barber, Jill – Practitioner Research in Higher Education, 2018
Adaptive Comparative Judgement (ACJ) is an alternative to conventional marking in which the assessor (judge) merely compares two answers and chooses a winner. (Scripts are typically uploaded to the CompareAssess interface as pdf files and are presented side-by-side.) Repeated comparisons and application of the sorting algorithm leads to scripts…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Alternative Assessment, Scoring, Test Bias
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Andrews, Martin; Brown, Rachael; Mesher, Lynne – Practitioner Research in Higher Education, 2018
Within the Higher Education sector in the UK, it is acknowledged that the area of 'Assessment and Feedback' receives consistently poor levels of satisfaction from students when they complete module level feedback, course level feedback and the National Student Survey (NSS). There is evidence to suggest that this problem is pronounced within…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Evaluation, Learner Engagement, Case Studies
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Lundström, Mats; Åström, Maria; Stolpe, Karin; Björklund, Lasse – Practitioner Research in Higher Education, 2016
The writing of student theses is an important activity at universities and is expected to demonstrate the students' academic skills. In the teacher-education programme, examiners from different academic disciplines are involved in supervising and examining student theses. Moreover, different subject disciplines have different traditions concerning…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Masters Theses, Student Evaluation, Writing Evaluation
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Thanaraj, Ann – Practitioner Research in Higher Education, 2016
This paper explored the journey of three academics as they moved from face-to-face teaching to online teaching over a period of twenty months. From the findings of this study, it is recommended that for an academic to make an effective transition they need to be supported effectively to embrace the changes to their role and to their practice and…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Teacher Role, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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Davis, Geraldine; Wright, Hazel; Holley, Debbie – Practitioner Research in Higher Education, 2016
Doctoral candidates often struggle to write at doctoral level. This struggle has many causes, but includes finding the time and support to write. We analyse a doctoral writing retreat aimed to encourage doctoral candidates to develop their academic writing and offer new insights into successful retreats. A comprehensive review of the literature…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Academic Discourse, Literature Reviews, Intervention
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Sutton, Paul – Practitioner Research in Higher Education, 2016
In this paper I seek to reflexively theorise the following pedagogical problem: why do so many students adopt a strategic approach to studying and value assessment for the grade awarded rather than as a learning opportunity? Firstly, I differentiate my sociological perspective from the phenomenographic perspective, and argue that the strategic…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Learning Processes, Educational Theories, Strategic Planning
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Carver, Mark – Practitioner Research in Higher Education, 2016
Surveys asking Higher Education students about feedback tend to find similar results: feedback should be prompt, specific, understandable and regular. Efforts to improve the feedback experience therefore emphasises that feedback be more frequent, detailed and turnaround times reduced. However, indications that students misunderstand key phrases in…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Factor Analysis
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