Tour de Mazur: Assessment, the Silent Killer of Learning
|When:||Th 26-11-2015 15:30 - 17:00|
|Where:||Kapteynborg, Landleven 12, Zernike complex, room 15, Faculty of Economics and Business|
Why is it that stellar students sometimes fail in the workplace while dropouts succeed? One reason is that most, if not all, of our current assessment practices are inauthentic. Just as the lecture focuses on the delivery of information to students, so does assessment often focus on having students regurgitate that same information back to the instructor. Consequently, assessment fails to focus on the skills that are relevant in life in the 21st century. Assessment are part of the "hidden curriculum" as it is an important driver of students' study habits. Unless we rethink our approach to assessment, it will be very difficult to produce a meaningful change in education.