Title: HLSC110 Beginning Professional Practice: observational field visit and video
In her case study Coral demonstrates how vital academic support is for first year students. By providing early feedback on a two-part assessment task and assigning students to mentors she makes them feel supported and in control of the tasks so they can meet the unit’s learning outcomes.
Winner: Dr Catherine BellVisual Arts
Title: ‘Negotiating Collaborative Creativity: art collectives as a strategy for assessing group studio-led research.’
Catherine’s case study, where students form collectives and mount their own exhibitions, clearly demonstrates her approach to innovative assessment which is developed in response to her students’ learning needs.
Winners: Dr Wilhelmina van Rooy and Mrs Vicki Bredin
Title: ‘The fair Test:Learning and teaching opportunities for early childhood/primary teachers to work scientifically’
Wilhelmina and Vicki’s case study describes innovative assessment which is effective in helping large groups of students to develop their English language skills in weekly tutorial written and aural work. Their assessment design provides good guidance for students and reduces marking time for staff.
Moderation and Equivalence
Winners: Ms Natalie Gamble and Team Health Sciences
Title: ‘Development of a Resource to Facilitate Cross-Campus Moderation of Assessment’
Natalie and the team from Health Sciences clearly demonstrate the research/practice nexus in learning and teaching in their case study. Their work has provided ACU with resources which benefit our students by disseminating vital knowledge regarding moderation and equivalence nationally.
Winner: Ms Tracey Harris
Title: ‘Social Work and Policy Q&A’
Tracey’s winning entry is an exemplar of how rubrics can work to clearly identify the standards of achievement of learning outcomes and graduate attributes for an assessment task. Tracey’s social work students needed to debate a policy position in a live Q&A panel, and the rubric assessed their understanding of policy and ability to respond to the audience, as well as key policy communication skills.