Student Self-assessment and self-grading in Archaeology

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    Assessment is an important and necessary part of teaching and learning in the tertiary education sector. Boud and Falchikov have identified two key elements in any assessment decision - 'the identification of criteria or standards to be applied to one's work, and making of judgements about the extent to which work meets these criteria' (Boud and Falchikov, 1989:529). Self-assessment can include a wide range of practices which encourage students to think critically about what they are learning, to identify appropriate standards of performance (self-developed criteria) and to apply them to their own work (Boud 1986:1). Self-grading is only a limited aspect of self assessment but provides students with the opportunity to reflect on the quality of an individual piece of their work against a set of given, rather than self-developed, criteria.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationImproving University Teaching and Learning
    EditorsHalia Silins, Roz Murray-Harvey , Janice Orrell
    Place of PublicationBedford Park, SA
    PublisherFlinders University of South Australia
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)0725807725
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    EventGraduate Certificate in Tertiary Education Miniconference -
    Duration: 25 Nov 1997 → …


    ConferenceGraduate Certificate in Tertiary Education Miniconference
    Period25/11/97 → …


    • Archaeology -- Study and teaching
    • Self-assessment
    • Self-grading
    • Higher education
    • Tertiary education
    • Students


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