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CHALLENGES IN ASSESSMENT AND GUIDANCE IN STUDY GROUP BASED LEARNING
CHALLENGES IN ASSESSMENT AND GUIDANCE IN STUDY GROUP BASED LEARNING

Author(s): Antti Rİssanen, Kalle Saastamoinen
Subject(s): Education, Higher Education
Published by: Scientia Socialis, UAB
Keywords: group work; assessment methods; student centric learning;
Summary/Abstract: In science and technology education lectures, exercises, and report type home works are aimed to guide individual learning in knowing applied methods and tools to gain knowledge and skills needed in future profession. This research presents observations how flipped learning and group work would solve some of the motivation and resource related challenges in the NDU’s master level curricula in the department of military technology. However, feedback studies from recent courses showed that assessment, guidance, and even controlling procedures are needed when applying these methods. Action research methodology was used to seek solutions to the new challenges produced by student centric education like flipped and group work type approaches. Observations were made from the NDU’s two year long, preprogrammed, and mostly preplanned curricula. The research revealed that in NDU many aspects in group based models required deeper consideration. Especially, related individual assignments, assessment methods, and motivational aspects formed some of the critical areas.

  • Page Range: 112-114
  • Page Count: 3
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English