Innovation in assessment: building student confidence in preparation for unfamiliar assessment methods

Spendlove, Z. and Best, R. (2018) Innovation in assessment: building student confidence in preparation for unfamiliar assessment methods. British Journal of Midwifery, 26 (3). pp. 180-184. ISSN 2052-4307

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Abstract

Innovative assessment methods in which students are active participants promote deeper learning. A group debate and a webfolio were implemented as methods of assessment in the 2015 undergraduate midwifery curriculum, with the assessment tools being evaluated by students. Thematic analysis of the evaluations showed students enjoyed undertaking innovative methods of assessment, they developed confidence and engaged meaningfully with the content to be assessed. Students also commented they developed multiple skills required for future professional practice as a midwife. Thorough preparation of students to undertake an innovative method of assessment however is vital in fostering student confidence.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Innovative assessment, debate, webfolio, student confidence, evaluation of assessment
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2018.26.3.180
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2018 09:44
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2018 04:30
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/49847

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