Designing WIL assessments through consultation, collaboration and cooperation

Presented by Sonia Ferns
21 February, 2:00 – 4:30pm
Room 202, 10 College Walk, Clayton Campus, Monash University

Learning experiences in a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) context are highly variable, personalised and socially constructed, thereby challenging traditional assessment models which focus on knowledge acquisition as opposed to skill proficiency. Authentic assessment profiles build resilience, adaptability and agility, important attributes for ensuring lifelong employability. Partnerships between industry/community, universities and students, fundamental to enacting authentic assessment, add further complexity to the WIL context. Measuring and validating unpredictable, context-dependent student outcomes requires an innovative approach to assessment design.

This interactive workshop will:

  • Explore ways of working with industry partnerships in assessment design and implementation
  • Determine characteristics of an authentic assessment profiles which promotes students’ intellectual capacity and ability to perform complex tasks
  • Discuss approaches to fair and valid judgements of students’ proficiency.
  • Consider characteristics of innovative models of WIL.

Contact Cristina Varsavsky