Work-integrated learning experience - toolkit
A toolkit to support assessment design and strategy to ensure programme outcomes align with UWE Graduate Attributes. In designing work-integrated learning experience assessments1 the assessment strategy would normally include:
- A range of assessments tasks
- Collaboration similar to those working in the field
- Problem tasks like those encountered in the field
- Resources taken from real world cases
- Simulations or role play or scenarios
Whilst developing assessments strategies for new or current programmes key questions2 to ask would include how well the assessment maps to:
'Real world' problem or data
Issues and data which come from a 'real world' or industry setting may not come in coherent, standardised forms and may require interpretation to be of use. Thus using 'real-world' issues or data supports skills in analysis, interpretation and evaluation.
A project-based assessment may be focussed towards a 'real-world' or industry relevant activity through engagement with employers in devising an assignment on in being involved with the project-based activity.
Peer or self-review
1 Whitelock et al (2012)
International Journal of Assessment 2(1) Article 9
2 Informed by Jisc COLLABORATE project