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Listening to student opinions about group assessment.

Mousley, Judith and Campbell, Coral 2007, Listening to student opinions about group assessment., in MERGA 30 : Mathematics: essential research, essential practice : Proceedings of the 30th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, held at Wrest Point Hotel Casino, Hobart, Tasmania, 2-6 July 2007, MERGA, Adelaide, S. Aust., pp. 895-899.

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Title Listening to student opinions about group assessment.
Author(s) Mousley, Judith
Campbell, Coral
Conference name Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Conference. (30th : 2007 : Hobart, Tasmania)
Conference location Hobart, Tasmania
Conference dates 2-6 July 2007
Title of proceedings MERGA 30 : Mathematics: essential research, essential practice : Proceedings of the 30th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, held at Wrest Point Hotel Casino, Hobart, Tasmania, 2-6 July 2007
Editor(s) Watson, Jane
Beswick, Kim
Publication date 2007
Conference series Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Conference
Start page 895
End page 899
Total pages 2 v. (xii, 923 p.)
Publisher MERGA
Place of publication Adelaide, S. Aust.
Summary This paper illustrates the way two teacher-researchers are listening to mathematics education students’ voices in a Masters course. Group assignments have their advantages but it is difficult to ensure strong collaboration, high-level analysis and discussion, a good spread of work between group members, and positive social interactions. This research set out to explore one way of attending to these problems in a mathematics education Masters unit. Students submitted (unmarked) individual essays before combining them to create (graded) group assignments. They completed surveys about group work before and after this activity, and some were interviewed. Expecting individual work before group work led to increased levels of engagement, very high quality work, use of skills in analysis and critique, and good levels of student satisfaction.
ISBN 9781920846138
9781920846145
Language eng
Field of Research 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2007, MERGA Inc.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30025751

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