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Real-world assessment as an integral component of an undergraduate science communication program

Orthia, Lindy; Grant, William; Lamberts, Roderick; McKinnon, Merryn


This paper discusses Australia's oldest and largest undergraduate science communication program: that offered at the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science at the Australian National University. We outline the history of the program, and explain the pedagogy that drove its development. In particular, we address the assessment of student learning, which focuses on 'real-world' tasks. The four main assessment approaches discussed are 1) online blogs and opinion pieces; 2) a student...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education (formerly CAL-laborate International)


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