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Developing students’ capacities for evaluative judgement through analysing exemplars

ByDavid Carless, Kennedy Kam Ho Chan, Jessica To, Margaret Lo, Elizabeth Barrett

The analysis of exemplars is a potentially useful tool for developing student capacities for evaluative judgement. This chapter analyses implementation strategies for the principled use of exemplars. We consider two ways of addressing the challenge that students may perceive exemplars as models to be imitated. The first strategy is the scaffolded use of exemplars, which affords students opportunities to start assessment-related work prior to engaging with exemplars. The second strategy is to involve students in purposeful dialogue about exemplars. Key implications for the development of evaluative judgement and student uptake of feedback are discussed.