Author Faculty (Discipline)

Arts

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2019

Journal

Text: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses

Volume Number

23

Issue Number

2

Page Numbers

1-16

ISSN

1327-9556

ANZSRC / FoR Code

130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy| 190402 Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting)

Avondale Research Centre

Christian Education Research Centre

Avondale Research Centre

Centre for Advancement of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Reportable Items

C1

Peer Review

Before publication

Staff Classification

Permanent

Field of Education

10 Creative Arts

Abstract

The construction of assessment rubrics is often educator-centric as lecturers work in isolation to compose grading tools. While there is a pedagogical goal to construct instruments that align with learning outcomes and guide the assessment of students’ learning, students are often at the periphery of this process. In many higher education institutions, students are accustomed to receiving assessment feedback but they are not, typically, active participants in the feedback cycle. Increasingly, institutions are seeking evidence of greater student engagement in their tertiary learning experience. Accordingly, academics seek to innovate practice and enhance curricula by creating more opportunities for student involvement, thus creating a shared understanding of it and associated assessment tasks. Responding to a gap in rubric construction practice, this paper discusses an Office for Learning and Teaching Innovation and Development Grant research project where students moved from being rubric users to being central participants in collaborative design. Drawing on data collected from a team of rubric co-constructors from one Sydney university campus – first year students and an academic in a creative non-fiction writing subject – we set out to answer the following question: What effect does the co-construction and use of rubrics have on students’ perceptions of their learning?

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© 2019 Carolyn Rickett, Sue Joseph, Maria Northcote, Bev Christian, Jack Seddon

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