Complete Guide On Methods To Access Teaching Methodology Of Professors
Looking into the professor’s viewpoint and how they create and mark your assignment is important to do well in assignments. Though there does lie some variance in individual lookout towards an answer, but Australian guidelines to mark an assignment is unique.
The assessment tools used as well as guided questions created for an exam have a lot of background work done in its preparation. The efforts tend to reduce parity between the “lookout difference” between individual tutors, bringing them all to a similar platform.
Let’s have a quick look back into what all we have discussed in this regard in our previous blog posts.
How are ‘Assignments’ used as Assessments tools in your University
Assignments are capability and progress assessment tool used by a tutor. Creating an assignment is a challenge, as the minute points of its correctness and reliability have to be considered as part of assignment creation. Assignment creation though sounds to be a one-day task, requires information access and screening during regular class sessions.
Development of a student-tutor relationship and student-student is based on increased two-way communication
Assignments do have an attached rubric, which is critically created. Their inclusions are specific and one needs to adhere to all do’s and don’ts when creating the rubric. The assignment rubric is actually the reliability meter for the assignment. Also, the creation of rubric is a time taking effort where the modulations in rubric structure depend on the assignment structure. Setting up general and specific components independently make the task more challenging.
Find out more on this post of our’s how exactly assignments is marked by professors.
How Your Exams Are Created? Let’s Find Out
Other than assignments, exams have been identified to be among the oldest assessment tools. The exam papers have far more efforts imbibed from the tutor’s end in its creation than has been considered by students over the era. Exams tend to pull efforts from a full-fledged team who work for different course and subjects as well as an independent topic to formulate a single question paper. The question papers are tested on grounds of reliability and validity before they are confirmed. Such efforts are not visible but embrace a good amount of energy and time from the tutor and exam committee’s end.
The choice of the question in an exam paper, as well as its stepwise process, needs to be closely decided. All this is not what an independent professor does, rather the results are on basis of an exam committee effort. Also, every exam paper goes on a reliability and challenge level test to check its feasibility under the time frame given to a student to solve it.
A lot of students wonder so find out more in our post here how exams are created.
What are the different classroom assessment techniques used in your University?
Other than just an end or mid-term assessment, Australian universities are keen to ideate classroom activities and assess students based on them. Exams and assignment are single day events or a short period event. Often a bad phase, mental instability during the phase, or circumstances may result in a specific outcome of an assignment, exam or project. To avoid such biased results, the classroom assessment techniques are quite impactful. Such a procedure of assessing students, not only helps the tutor to provide transparent feedback on student’s performance, but also help student progress and develop. Tutors can take up areas that have been identified to be weak to a student, based on performance in the assessments beyond just subject and course.
Concept of marking rubrics used for assessment brings in transparency, clarity and helps develop a tutor-student relationship
There are many Classroom Assessment Techniques(CATs) that are used by tutors to assess students. They have their associated benefits, which make them preferred among other assessment methodologies.
You can read more own our own post what are some classroom assessment techniques.
How is Concept Mapping used in your University
When it comes to performance in assignment and activities, a very profound tool available with us for free is the concept mapping technique. The technique seems to be a preferred mode to organise and structure thoughts to develop a diverse idea on a concept. The technical concept, as it sounds, is basically a simple measure that is regularly used in any decision-making process or organising.
The crux lies in the benefits that can be reaped by penning down the process under the structure of concept map. From the point of view of a student, the tools help in not only immediate learning but also progressive development. The technique acquaints the student to plan before taking up action. The planning process is carried out in a hierarchical fashion that makes the work organised. Also, reorganising at any point turns easy with such a flexible process.
It holds a plethora of benefits including the creation of ideated learning process. Various means starting from the traditional pen and paper to online software can be made use of to do concept mapping. Alongside, as a point of benefit, the tools offered are free to be used with a detailed demonstration on the website on how to use it. Click here for details.
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How are Group Assessments done in your University & how rubrics are created
Other than independently assessing a student, Australian universities assess their students based on group assignments and projects too. Such activities have been considered to be important to inculcate team based abilities in a student, which is prime in a corporate scenario. Though individual assignments are used to assess students, Australian universities prefer group assessments over an individual assessment. The same is due to an assessment of close proximity of group efforts to that of practical work scenario in an organisation.
Though preferred and highly utilised, assessment in a group is a difficult task. Especially measuring independent component of the individual member is a challenge, which is being managed by use of detailed rubrics. The concept of marking rubrics being used for assessment brings in transparency, clarity and helps develop a tutor-student relationship.
The development of a student-tutor relationship and student-student is based on increased two-way communication. Also, enhanced participation is promoted by class assessment techniques. Such activities help does well when performing as a group in case of group assignments.
Look into more details of group assessment specific to the Australian university.
Find out on our own blog more about how rubrics are used.
With advancement in the education system, teaching methodologies have also seen a forward leap. The tutors are investing a lot of efforts to make the process and assessments transparent and bring about clarity in grading students. We all, as students, need to understand and justify modern assessment methodologies implemented and cooperate with the tutors for the best benefits to being reaped.