authentic assessment

Authentic assessment in a games arcade: Q&A with Ass. Prof. Tuck Leong

An exam in a games arcade? Find out how the exam came about, how it helps students learn and how it’s changed the way Tuck approaches his teaching.

5 reasons to rethink the purpose of exams and to re-evaluate our approach

We have been educators for years. But have we ever thought about why we are having exams in our classes? What’s in it for the students? Are exams really necessary? We need to rethink the purpose of exams and to re-evaluate our approach as educators.

You had me at bone marrow bingo

The study of blood doesn’t tend to conjure up images of classroom banter, bingo calls or The Biebs. Until Associate Lecturer Rebecca Keppel and her team of scientists decided to change all that.

3 new assessment policy essentials

Don’t feel overwhelmed by the changes to the assessment policy and procedures! Take a moment to look at three important features.

How to design a good open book exam

Open book exams are, in general, more authentic as assessment tasks. They mimic real world conditions better, and can side-step the memorisation-regurgitation of information for which closed-book exams are notorious. But how do you get them right?