Authentic tasks for a diverse cohort

Key case study in: assessment; diverse groups; collaboration

Discipline: numeracy; literacy
Year of study: third year undergraduate
Assessment type: lesson plan
Academic skill: skills development; portfolio

Case study: Innovative and authentic tasks for a diverse cohort

Mary Gallagher and Theresa Shellshear were the 2012 ACU Assessment Prize winners in the 'diverse groups' categories.

Gallagher and Shellshear 

Ms Mary Gallagher and Ms Theresa Shellshear

Mary and Theresa present an excellent example of how collegial collaboration is essential to achieve the best learning outcomes for our students. Their case study, of assessment across Education units, linking maths and English literacy, is an exemplar of formative assessment and how it benefits all students, regardless of background.