Self & Peer Assessment
The work continues and confidence is high, the set out is complete and the projects are all aligned and looking great. The initial problems resolved and the practice set out on an open floor brought out the issues early and that discovery session helped the groups sort out how it is done.
During the assessment session one problem emerged at the intersection of the angled wall and the return that tested almost all students. The process of solving the issue was the highlight of the project so far, it involved deconstructing steel work to see where the angles of the top tracks did not match.
The students had not been given the answers and we left them to figure it out, with some input to guide the options and reasons that may have caused the issue.
These 2nd years have not been exposed to the new delivery trials, yet they too responded well (and in one session) to them. This is the second group exposed to the Action Learning and Assessment for Learning trials. The results to date are very very encouraging and my mission now is to slowly spread the word out to my peers to let them know it is working with out an adverse reaction. (Like the last time I spoke about it)
Response to the trials from students has resluted in less personal input from lecturers directly and wait times and use of effective questioning has draw out more engagement and discsussion between students. Team work as well has benefitted and should hopefully lead to stronger group dynamics and better information and idea sharing as well.