#LTHEchat 54. 11 May. ‘Students are asking questions … about assessment and exams’

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Teacher Training in Hong Kong. End-of-term examinations in progress in the main hall at Northcote Training College. Out of 390 who sat, 375 passed. The National Archives UK. Sourced from the Flickr Commons: https://flic.kr/p/cWJ22q.

In March we hosted a very special LTHEchat with Haleh Moraj and her students at MMU which we called Students are asking questions. It was so successful and generated so much interest that we thought that students asking questions (#HEStudentQ) would be a good topic to return to from time to time.

As exam season rolls around again, now seems to be a good to ask our colleagues in the LTHEchat community some questions that students are sure to have about examinations and other forms of assessment. For example:

  • Why do we assess students using examinations?
  • Is it a sophisticated form of torture or are there real benefits for the students who sit exams and the teachers who set and mark them?
  • Or is it just the most convenient form of assessment for Universities in this age of mass education?

We have some questions on this topic that were left over from LTHEchat 49 but we would like to invite our student readers (or indeed our colleagues) to suggest questions that they have about examinations and assessment using our Student Voice form. You can also submit questions via twitter using the hashtags #LTHEchat and #HEStudentQ. We’ll choose a selection of the best in the LTHEchat that will take place between 8-9 PM BST on Wednesday, 11 May.
The Storify can be found here :

https://storify.com/LTHEchat/lthechat-54-student-questions

Network visualisation using Martin Hawksey’s (@mhawksey) TAGSexplorerhttp://bit.ly/lthechat54.

If you are reflecting on this specific #LTHEchat please share your post with us so that we can reblog.

If you participated/are participating in any way in the #LTHEchat, please complete our short survey and let us know if you have other suggestions on how we could make the #LTHEchat more valuable for you. Thank you.

See you Wednesday, same time, same place 😉 – 8-9PM BST #LTHEchat

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About cpjobling

Senior lecturer, College of Engineering, Swansea University
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2 Responses to #LTHEchat 54. 11 May. ‘Students are asking questions … about assessment and exams’

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