The Ideas

Idea 11

Assess people in the way that best suits them.

People have different ways of learning and participating. We can change the way schooling is assessed and empower students with the knowledge that one method does not suit everyone. By studying the different assessment methods of other countries, a range of assessment methods could be collated and presented to students to choose from to demonstrate their learning which would be supported by schools, UTAS, the broader community – including organisations who work with disengaged youth, and the media.


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  • While this might be ideal it has a potentially enormous impact on resources. Most institutions already employ a multiple assessment model with decreasing emphasis on high pressure assessment. Workplace demands also contribute to the relevance of assessment methods making student adaptation to assessment very important.

    SUBMITTED BY: Paul Reader, Clarenon Vale 03:59PM 17/06/15