Student agency and confidence in assessment

In this presentation, Dr McCallum will discuss the various approaches he has taken over 20 years to the challenge of engaging students. Drawing on his research in Game Development and player-focused approaches to creating experiences, he discusses agency, competence, and relatedness as psychological motivators and how assessment can support engagement. How the narrative description of assessment is as important as the mathematical correctness.

Topics covered will include: confidence-based assessment, student selected rubric weighting, peer assessment, multichoice systems, online exams, and digital supported assessment.

Presenter: Simon McCallum, (32Stylus, New Zealand, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)

Sessions are hosted by Professor Geoffrey Crisp, DVC Academic, University of Canberra and Dr Mathew Hillier, Macquarie University, Australia.

Please note all sessions are recorded and made public after the event.