ME EDCN814: Discussion Post

ME EDCN814: Discussion Post Tonight, because I am running late, is my weekly discussion post for EDCN814. I am pretty certain that I have missed the point – but I really didn’t want to talk about TEQSA. The topic for tonight’s post is: Can you identify the key national or international assessment agenda in your sector?  Who is driving…

ME EDCN814: Blog Post

So, tomorrow the first of the reflective blog posts is due for EDCN 814. I am finding this a little difficult as there is no clear theme for the blog post – yet the post forum is given the title: Nature & Purpose Blog Post. I know that the fortnights discussion and readings have been…

WFE? MOOC – Week 6 Assessment (Final Assessment)

I completed all the coursework and written tasks pretty quickly, but have clearly left the final assessment till last. It is interesting, I think my brain has been procrastinating – I am not sure why – as I have made videos before. I suspect it is because of all the work that is actually involved…

Talbot, L., & Verrinder, G. (2008). Turn a Stack of Papers into a Literature Review: Useful Tools for Beginners. Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi-disciplinary Journal, 10(1), 51.

Talbot, L., & Verrinder, G. (2008). Turn a Stack of Papers into a Literature Review: Useful Tools for Beginners. Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi-disciplinary Journal, 10(1), 51. This is a  surprisingly useful paper. It proposes that those new to a discipline area, or literature reviews more generally, should use a matrix for refining…

Connell, R. W., Johnston, K. M., & White, V. M. (1991). Rethinking the relationship between poverty and education’, in “Running Twice as Hard”: The Disadvantaged Schools Program in Australia, eds. RW Connell, VM White & KM Johnston, Deakin University, Geelong.

Connell, R. W., Johnston, K. M., & White, V. M. (1991). Rethinking the relationship between poverty and education’, in” Running Twice as Hard”: The Disadvantaged Schools Program in Australia, eds. RW Connell, VM White & KM Johnston, Deakin University, Geelong.   An interesting chapter that explores the relationship between education and poverty from inception of…

Andrade, H., & Du, Y. (2007). Student responses to criteria‐referenced self‐assessment. Assessment & evaluation in higher education, 32(2), 159-181.

Andrade, H., & Du, Y. (2007). Student responses to criteria‐referenced self‐assessment. Assessment & evaluation in higher education, 32(2), 159-181. Explanation of the tension exhibited between teachers’ expectations and a student’s own standard of quality. (Andrade and Du provide an explanation for Finding 7). Utilizing Zimmerman’s framework for the development of self-regulated skill (Zimmerman, 2002), Andrade…

Curiosity Sweet Spot?

If curiosity is the thing that drives us forward this then raises an interesting question: How to hit the curiosity sweet spot for adults in adult education (higher education)? How do we harness curiosity in students when they are adults – do we design for it (or even think about it at all)? Loewenstein, G….

Paul E. Newton, Clarifying the purposes of educational assessment, Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 14:2, 149-170

Paul E. Newton, Clarifying the purposes of educational assessment, Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, (2007) 14:2, 149-170.     An analysis of the difficulties associated with dividing assessment into summative and formative purposes. He represents concerns that the use of summative and formative for assessment might be a problem because of the lack of clear theoretical and philosophical clarity in…

Sims, R (2008) Rethinking (e)Learning

Sims, R (2008) Rethinking (e)Learning: a manifesto for connected generations, Distance Education, 29:2, 153 – 164.   In this article Sims contends that we should not stop using the e in eLearning. To stop using the e, he contends, would be to confirm the false assumption that all is settled in terms of pedagogy when it comes to…

WFE? MOOC – Week 5 Assessment

Reflective Task for week 5. I am a little ahead of schedule but I think that I often need to finish the assessment items of a particular learning task while I have a good head of steam – and a little time on my hands. In an ideal world, how do you think education should…