Authentic and ipsative assessment as a new approach to assessing PBL with a specific focus on experiental collaborative learning (ECL)

Camilla Gyldendahl Jensen, Thomas Ryberg, Lykke Brogaard Bertel, Susanne Dau

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On a global scale, educational institutions are continuing to evolve the practice of teaching to provide the necessary skills and competencies for a modern world. There is a widespread educational interest in adopting more experiential and collaboratively oriented pedagogies or what we term Experiential and Collaborative Learning (ECL). We use the term ECL as an overarching concept to capture a number of educational approaches or models, such as PBL, Inquiry Based Learning or Reflective Practice Based Learning. Despite the surge of interest in such educational approaches it is notable that assessment methods are still largely based on a competitive and summative expression with a strong association to grading. Learning processes based on ECL are characterised by a responsive nature, which challenges the existing assessment methods. As learning processes change from something stationary to something that dynamically changes through analytical and reflective processes, it affects the way we assess learning outcomes. Therefore, there is a need for developing a new perspective on assessment activities to ensure that teaching methods applied for e.g. PBL are aligned with proper assessment methods. Also, that methods used for assessment can accommodate a focus on both process and elements of content. In this conceptual paper we present a theoretical model for how to approach authentic assessment with a specific focus on ECL based teaching.
TidsskriftInternational Research Symposium on PBL
Sider (fra-til)163-173
Antal sider11
StatusUdgivet - 16 aug. 2021
BegivenhedInternational Research Symposium on PLL: Educate for the future: PBL, Sustainability and Digitalisation - Aalborg Universitet, Aalborg, Danmark
Varighed: 16 aug. 202117 aug. 2021


KonferenceInternational Research Symposium on PLL
LokationAalborg Universitet