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Student responses to questions about assessment practices across three different countries

Watty, Kim and Jackson, Margaret , Student responses to questions about assessment practices across three different countries [data collection], Assessing students unfamiliar with assessment practices in Australian Universities.

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Field of Research 150199 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified
130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 930301 Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
Name of data collection Student responses to questions about assessment practices across three different countries
Creator(s) Watty, Kim
Jackson, Margaret
Contributor(s) Yu, Lynn
Lowe, Lillian
Related institution(s) RMIT University
Material type survey data
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ANDS collection type dataset
Collection start date 2005
Collection end date 2006
Project name Assessing students unfamiliar with assessment practices in Australian Universities
Project Description The objective of this research project was to determine how equivalency of student learning, assessment and attainment of the required skills can be ensured through assessment practices that take into account students with different cultural and learning backgrounds. The generic skills expected of accounting graduates which have been articulated by the two largest Australian accounting bodies, CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA), provided the underpinning for the study.
Description of resource survey data including transcripts of 15 focus group interviews
Keyword(s) accounting education
student approaches to learning
SAL
intercultural classroom
communication skills
assessment
accounting skills
RMIT School of Accounting and Law
Language eng
Summary This dataset relates to the assessment practices used in the RMIT School of Accounting and Law in programs taught in Melbourne, Singapore and Hong Kong between 2005 and 2006. These assessment parctices were examined to determine, first, how they measured students’ attainment of the profession’s generic skills, and second, whether different approaches to assessment were taken across the three locations. The students enrolled in these programs were investigated - their cultural backgrounds, their prior learning experiences, their assessment practices and their performance in assessment. At the same time, consultations were held with teaching staff and with employers across the three locations to determine their views about assessment and student and graduate quality. Finally, as a result of the feedback from the previous stages, a number of different approaches to assessment were trialled and evaluated.
GrantID ALTC PP5-43
General notes The data was collected through fieldwork interviews and is organised by date.
Participants were 70 RMIT students.

Contact details (email) kim.watty@deakin.edu.au
Contact details (physical) School of Accounting Economics and Finance, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria 3125 Australia.
Access conditions Restricted to project group. Enquiries should be addressed to Kim Waty via email.
Related work DU:30032660
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30042738

 
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