Mindful of the Future: Improving Student Assessment

Files in This Item:
 File SizeFormat
DownloadDJ_SHRE_2014.pdf86.41 kBAdobe PDF
Title: Mindful of the Future: Improving Student Assessment
Authors: Jennings, David
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6423
Date: Dec-2014
Online since: 2015-03-18T10:17:33Z
Abstract: The assessment process and the ability to reliably evaluate a learners progress is fundamental to education (Biggs, 2003; Trotter, 2006), furthermore the chosen modality asserts an undue influence over the consequent learning behaviour of students (Hamdorf and Hall, 2001). This paper proposes that the effective use of mindfulness as a metacognitive skill in the assessment process in third level education can alleviate critical issues with student engagement, performance and retention. The paper captures the impact of mindfulness on current academic practices through a series of narrative inquiries. The data is taken from a range of discipline bases and highlights a myriad of approaches from an academic perspective. It concludes with guidelines for faculty and students to enable them to deploy the practice of mindfulness within the assessment regime and in support of learning.
Type of material: Conference Publication
Keywords: MindfulnessAssessmentStressTransition to higher educationFeedback
Other versions: http://www.srhe.ac.uk/conference2014/
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: SRHE Annual Research Conference, Newport, South Wales, United Kingdom, 9th December, 2014
This item is made available under a Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
Appears in Collections:Teaching & Learning research

Show full item record

Page view(s) 50

1,615
Last Week
2
Last month
15
checked on Oct 2, 2022

Download(s)

117
checked on Oct 2, 2022

Google ScholarTM

Check


If you are a publisher or author and have copyright concerns for any item, please email research.repository@ucd.ie and the item will be withdrawn immediately. The author or person responsible for depositing the article will be contacted within one business day.