Meeting your own deadlines: introducing flexibility into student assessment

Moscardo, Gianna (2008) Meeting your own deadlines: introducing flexibility into student assessment. Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism, 8 (2-3). pp. 119-138.

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Abstract

This paper will report on the development, implementation, and evaluation of an innovative teaching approach used in a tourism policy and planning class that offered students options to design their own assessment schedule based on a tourism planning simulation. This flexible, student-directed, problem-based approach allowed students to tailor an individual learning program and required them to act as if they were presenting completed documents for a tourism planning group. The evaluation used both class administration data, student performance data and the results of surveys of students to assess a range of indicators including student support for the system, outcomes in terms of enhanced student performance, and the costs of the innovation in terms of class administration time and resources. Overall the results supported the use of the innovation, and the evaluation provided some directions for improved design.

Item ID: 6694
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1531-3239
Keywords: self-directed learning; flexible learning; teaching innovation; problem based learning
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2010 03:43
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150699 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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