Forms of Assessment

 Forms of Assessment

Collaborative assessment


Having students work together, rather than individually, to produce a project or presentation.



Special precautions


See the pages on Using the Group for general considerations about groupwork: these brief notes are only concerned with assessable group projects, not syndicate groups etc.

Clear briefing for group-based tasks is essential. Since it is in their nature that much of the work will be invisible to the teacher, and normal considerations are complicated by issues of group processes, you should always provide a written briefing which covers most of the possible eventualities (such as what happens if a group member is sick for a substantial part of the project), and be transparent about the procedures.  

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