Assessing Growth in Disciplinary Knowledge

Presented by Professor Phil Jones, Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education)
Assessing Growth in Disciplinary Knowledge

It is reasonably presumed that disciplinary knowledge grows with the increasing complexity and diversity of contexts as a student progresses through a program.  While course assessments provide insights into what a student knows at multiple timepoints within a program, they provide limited information about a student’s growth in disciplinary knowledge.  This seminar will review current concepts in the assessment of learning progressions and report on a project undertaken in Medicine to track student’s growth in medical knowledge.  The project builds on the development of a conceptual framework to describe the progression of medical knowledge and explores the use of a novel diagnostic cognitive model to estimate students’ mastery of cognitive attributes.

The seminar will benefit staff and students interested in the assessment of knowledge, especially at a programmatic level, and in new techniques for enhancing information for student feedback.

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22nd Mar 2017, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Seminar Room 208, Level 2 (entry level), UNSW Library

Staff & Students Only: Event open only to UNSW Staff & Students
Louise Templeton