chapter  9
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Listening to Our Students Talking About Their Learning

This report describes a workshop on assessment of groups of students. Aims of the workshop is to examines the attitudes of delegates to group assessment and to examines a number of methods used to derive individual grades from a group assessment and established some advantages and disadvantages of each. The workshop comprised examination of delegate's attitudes to group assessment followed by investigation of a number of methods of assessing groups that have reported in the literature. Delegates were encouraged to feedback their views on group assessment and their opinions of the methods presented. Delegates, in groups of three, examined three of these methods and fed back one positive feature and one negative feature about each method. The positive features are quick and simple, good able to attach importance to criteria and Criteria very comprehensive and clear. The negative features are Dangerous if criteria are vague, mathematically slightly complex and complicated to administer.