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On the Effectiveness of Supplemental Instruction
Supplemental instruction (SI)—variously known as peer-assisted learning, peer-assisted study sessions, and other names—is a type of academic support intervention popular in higher education. In SI
Qualitative synthesis and systematic review in health professions education
Context  Formal qualitative synthesis is the process of pooling qualitative and mixed‐method research data, and then drawing conclusions regarding the collective meaning of the research. Qualitative
Assessment rubrics: towards clearer and more replicable design, research and practice
‘Rubric’ is a term with a variety of meanings. As the use of rubrics has increased both in research and practice, the term has come to represent divergent practices. These range from secret scoring
Developing evaluative judgement: enabling students to make decisions about the quality of work
Evaluative judgement is the capability to make decisions about the quality of work of oneself and others. In this paper, we propose that developing students’ evaluative judgement should be a goal of
Academics’ perceptions of the benefits and challenges of self and peer assessment in higher education
Abstract Despite compelling evidence of its potential effectiveness, uptake of self and peer assessment in higher education has been slower than expected. As with other assessment practices, self and
Support for assessment practice: developing the Assessment Design Decisions Framework
ABSTRACT There are many excellent publications outlining features of assessment and feedback design in higher education. However, university educators often find these ideas challenging to realise in
How university teachers design assessments: a cross-disciplinary study
There are dissonances between educators’ aspirations for assessment design and actual assessment implementation in higher education. Understanding how assessment is designed ‘on the ground’ can
What makes for effective feedback: staff and student perspectives
Abstract Since the early 2010s the literature has shifted to view feedback as a process that students do where they make sense of information about work they have done, and use it to improve the
Can markers detect contract cheating? Results from a pilot study
Abstract Contract cheating is the purchasing of custom-made university assignments with the intention of submitting them. Websites providing contract cheating services often claim this form of
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