Assessment: a tool for development and engagement in the first year of university study

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Taylor, Janet A.. 2006. "Assessment: a tool for development and engagement in the first year of university study." 9th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference (FYHE 2006). Gold Coast, Australia 12 - 14 Jul 2006
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Assessment: a tool for development and engagement in the first year of university study

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AuthorTaylor, Janet A.
Number of Pages9
Year2006
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.fyhe.qut.edu.au
Conference/Event9th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference (FYHE 2006)
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9th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference (FYHE 2006)
Parent
Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference (FYHE)
Event Date
12 to end of 14 Jul 2006
Event Location
Gold Coast, Australia
Abstract

For most students assessment often defines their study and learning practice,
yet there are few discussions in the literature on the first year experience
detailing how assessment can be mobilised to develop and engagement students
in their first year of study. This paper presents the results of an audit undertaken
at The University of Southern Queensland of the assessment associated with first year
(termed level 1) courses. It is apparent that assessment is not been used to advantage
to smooth the transition into university studies. The paper presents some examples
of effective assessment practice to engage students and assist them in the development
of self-regulatory skills, such as time
management skills.

Keywordsassessment, first year students, transition to university, student engagement
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390203. Sociology of education
390402. Education assessment and evaluation
Byline AffiliationsLearning and Teaching Support Unit
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