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It’s real life but is it fair? One approach to marking a final year team assessment for journalism students

Kean, Jenny (2016) It’s real life but is it fair? One approach to marking a final year team assessment for journalism students. In: Whatley, J and Nerantzi, C, (eds.) Teaching with Team Projects in Higher Education. Santa Rosa, California, Informing Science Press, pp. 107-115

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Abstract

“Totally unfair”, “outrageous”, “stressful” – and yet “essential”, “important”, “vital” and “real world”. These are all terms used by students to describe group work assessment in their final year, and they seem to sum up the double-edged nature of team projects which students and tutors alike have long grappled with. Students may recognise the value of doing this kind of group work, but they feel particularly strongly about it being assessed and contributing to their final degree classification in the last year, as comments gathered for this study will show. This case study therefore aims to explore the issue of fairness which lies at the heart of assessing team projects in HE; it will also reveal the impact of individual, as opposed to group, marking on the marks range, and provides feedback from the final year students involved.

Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LF Individual institutions (Europe)
School/Department: School of Performance & Media Production
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/1733

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