DCU Learning Innovation Unit: Focus on Assessment and Feedback

Learning Innovation Unit

Focus on Assessment and Feedback


With the move from a content centred approach to teaching to a more student focused approach, there is greater focus now on how assessment both tests the demonstration of learning outcomes but also how it drives the learning process.

To ensure effective use of assessment and assessment approaches, Biggs and Tang (2007) advocate an approach of asking why, what, how, who, and when in relation to assessment practice. This resource uses this approach to explain assessment and to bring together practical resources to develop relevant approaches to quality assessment at DCU.