Presenter: Ann Wilson, Learning and Teaching Unit
In 2007 the MBA programme at AGSM, UNSW undertook a review of the final four courses that made up the programme and identified a number of issues about assessment;
- silo nature of the modules,
- students not using feedback on assessments,
- lack of authenticity in the assessments.
Research of the educational literature identified Patchwork texts as a method that could address these issues. A course design was established that included two types of Patchwork text assessment:
- Comprehensive Strategy Document, a series of three papers in which students develop recommendations for a business strategy, across three points in the life cycle of the organisation.
- Personal Management Development analysis, students explore their personal management development over the year of the course.
The seminar will begin with a brief overview of this development, explaining why and how the process works using the categories of patchwork text described in Trevelyan and Wilson ( 2011), and sharing some feedback from students regarding their use and understanding of feedback on each of their “patches” .
In this interactive session participants will discuss the development of patchwork assessment plans for a course.
Trevelyan, Rose and Wilson, Ann (2011) 'Using patchwork texts in assessment: clarifying and categorising choices in their use', Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education,, First published on: 21 April 2011
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