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Assessment exercises

1: Assessment Issues The first exercise below, which should be tackled only briefly, focuses on cultural assumptions about assessment. The second exercise introduces the problematic of assessment choice. The exercises may help to focus a discussion about the...

Introduction to assessment in English

The Assessment and the Expanded Text Consortium was a project directed by the English division at the University of Northumbria. It involves collaborating with colleagues who teach English courses at Sheffield Hallam University, Staffordshire University and the...

Communicating about assessment

(A version of the introductory paper on assessment delivered at the Exeter symposium on Assessment: Tradition and Innovation, 20th April, 2002 by Dr Siobhán Holland) One of the key functions of assessment is its role in inducting students into the conversation that...

Modes of assessment

On this page you will find brief descriptions of a selection of types of assessment that can be used to complement the essay. Not all of the activities listed here always require assessment: many can be used as non-assessed seminar activities. It goes without saying...

Assessment: Additional reference

Assessment and English Studies Assessment and the Expanded Text This project, funded by the Fund for the Development of Teaching and Learning (FDTL), produced a range of booklets which explore the relationships between assessment and the variety of work students are...

Theatre Programming as a Problem-Based Assessment for use in Teaching Scottish/Irish Drama

Author Barbara Bell, Edge Hill University (Ormskirk, Lancashire), This paper was first presented at a Subject Centre conference Teaching Scottish and Irish Literature on 21st October 2005 at the University of Manchester. Summary The case study looks at the use of a...