3 March 2021: Student agency and confidence in assessment

Presenter: Simon McCallum (32Stylus, New Zealand; Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)

Simon explored various approaches he has taken over 20 years to the challenge of engaging students. Drawing on his research in game development and player-focused approaches to creating experiences, he discussed agency, competence, and relatedness as psychological motivators and how assessment can support engagement, highlighting how the narrative description of assessment is as important as the mathematical correctness. Topics covered included confidence-based assessment, student selected rubric weighting, peer assessment, multichoice systems, online exams, and digital supported assessment.

Further information

Session Recording

View: Session recording in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra version (includes slides, audio and audience text chat).

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