Better Judgement: Improving assessors' management of factors affecting their judgement

Lisa Schmidt, Lambert Schuwirth

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    Abstract

    It is increasingly clear that human judgement is indispensable in the assessment of students, especially in competency-based education. This requires a focus on assessor expertise, because assessing students requires similar expertise to clinical decision making. Managing judgement biases is important in developing such expertise, because such biases are incomplete (or incorrect) representations in the assessor’s mind of what has occurred during the assessment. But, biases are very hard if not impossible to train away so a viable approach is to focus assessor training on developing biases into full-blown person and performance scripts, because possessing such scripts are associated with expertise.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages262-263
    Number of pages2
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013
    Event40th Association for Medical Education in Europe Conference: "Colouring outside the lines" - Prague Congress Centre, Prague, Czech Republic
    Duration: 24 Aug 201328 Aug 2013

    Conference

    Conference40th Association for Medical Education in Europe Conference
    Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
    CityPrague
    Period24/08/1328/08/13

    Keywords

    • Judgement
    • Assessment
    • Education

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