[LINK] "Group Assessment"

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Sun Sep 1 11:23:28 AEST 2019

On 29/8/19 12:07 am, Stephen Loosley wrote:

> We’re in trouble is this is accurate ...

Not where I teach: there are enough staff so we know what individual 
students in teams are doing. That is assisted by requiring students to 
use on-line repositories, which log what each student contributes to 
their project, and when they contributed it.

It is easier to do this for computer project students, as learning team 
work, project management, and the use of methods and tools is part of 
their training.

Also it helps to involve the teams, individual students, and external 
clients, in the assessment of group work. It is possible to have a team 
allocate individual marks to team members. Part of the assessment by the 
students can be the quality of their assessment. But the teaching staff, 
not the students, need to be the ones to make the final decision, on 
every group and individual assessment. Here is one example of how this 
is done: 

ps: Group and peer review processes can also be used in something as 
individual as writing a job application: 

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