Foundation Skills/Ways of assessing student learning and providing meaningful feedback/e-Activity

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e-Activity 8.3

Read the following extract from a book by Phil Race (2010) and then explain and justify how you could "reduce the burden of assessment" in the light of Race's statements (100 words maximum).

"... we need a richer mix of high-quality assessment formats, and we also need to reduce the overall burden of assessment for ourselves and for our students. We need to measure less, but measure better. we need to measure a wider spectrum of students' evidence of achievement, with a broader more versatile set of tools. presently, we spend far too much of our (and students') time on things they write, at the expense of other ways they can show they have achieved the learning outcomes. But to repeat myself, we still need to reduce the burden of assessment: more assessments, but much shorter ones."

A short video clip in which Phil Race talks about Assessment will provide you with a few ideas for this assessment.

For those students enrolled in the Foundation Skills course through Otago Polytechnic, please post your contribution in the appropriate Moodle forum. In addition, please reply to at least one other participant's posting.