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Devising Assessments to suit a range of Learning Styles.

Dowling, Nora-Anne (2006) Devising Assessments to suit a range of Learning Styles. Diploma thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

There is a high reliance on the written (essay-style) assignment and examination in the further education sector in Ireland. While this suits some students and can act as preparation for higher education, it results in a high workload for students. As further education tends to be vocational in nature, the question of assessment validity also arises. In addition, sometimes students that appear to have a high understanding of subject matter in class do not perform well in assessment. This paper examines the assessments used in BTEC HNDs in one Dublin college. Its aim is to simplify the assessment creation process for teachers and to try, through an e-learning artifact to encourage teachers to use a wider variety of assessment methods to give all students, regardless of their learning style, the opportunity to achieve higher grades.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma)
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects / Types of education > E-Learning
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education > Assessment
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: School of Computing > Graduate Diploma in Computing in eLearning
Depositing User: SINEAD CORCORAN
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2010 08:50
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2014 14:04
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/372

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