Authentic Assessment and Student Employability
This blog post article represents a summarised version of the full research paper titled ‘Can Embedding Authentic Assessment into the Curriculum Enhance the Employability of Business School students?‘ published by the GiLE Journal of Skills Development. The full article can be accessed here.
This summary was created by Dr Judit Beke in close collaboration with OpenAI’s ChatGPT on 10 March 2023. It was co-created to further promote the research findings of the author(s) in a science communication style, to enhance the outreach and accessibility of the paper’s insights.
Dr Beke has implemented authentic assessment with her students at a business school, and it has been a resounding success for more than 10 years.
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Are you interested in pursuing a career in business? Do you want to stand out to potential employers and enhance your employability? Then you should check out this article on how authentic assessment can help you achieve your goals!
The original authors of the full paper:
- Graham Manville , Zayed University & University of East Anglia
- William E. Donald, Ronin Institute & University of Southampton
- Anita Eves, University of Surrey
Authentic assessment is a way of testing your skills and knowledge in a real-world context, rather than just your ability to perform well on standardized tests. It can take many engaging forms, including performance assessments, portfolio assessments or project-based assessments that measure your ability to think critically, communicate effectively, and apply what you have learned in practical situations.
Authentic assessment is a great way for universities to prepare you for work experiences and improve your employability.
The full article’s authors argue that authentic assessment is an underused tool in business education, and that it can help you stand out to potential employers. They also provide practical recommendations for universities looking to implement authentic assessment into their curriculum, so you can advocate for changes in your own university’s curriculum.
But implementing authentic assessment isn’t always easy. It can require significant resources, training, and support from university staff. And some faculty members might be resistant to change.
The authors of the full paper argue that the benefits of authentic assessment outweigh the challenges, and that
it’s worth exploring as a way to enhance your employability.
The authors of the full paper suggest that future studies are needed that could involve asking graduates who have done authentic assessments during their university degrees or in their jobs about how useful authentic assessment was. The authors also suggest that the views of other stakeholders, such as line managers or human resource managers, could be valuable in determining industry satisfaction levels with graduate performance.
So, if you want to learn more about how authentic assessment can help you in your career, check out the full article and get ready to take your skills to the next level!
Co-Creator, GiLE Foundation
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