Assessment of student outcomes from work-integrated learning: validity and reliability


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Author: Smith, Calvin


In this article the issues of validity and reliability in the assessment of the learning outcomes of [work-integrated learning] WIL curricula are considered. An argument is made that there are three classes of learning outcome for WIL curricula: experience of the work-world; the development or refinement of skills; and the application of disciplinary knowledge in work contexts. It is noted that the protocols for assessing the first two of these outcome classes have a longer history and are better developed, in terms of established validity and reliability, than those for assessing the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Assessment; Workforce development; Quality; Outcomes; Skills and knowledge; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Work based learning; Cooperative learning; Cooperative education; Work integrated learning

Published: Hamilton, New Zealand: New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education, 2014

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Journal volume: 15

Journal number: 3

Journal date: 2014

Pages: pp. 209-223

ISSN: 1175-2882

Special issue: Critical assessment issues in work-integrated learning, guest edited by Sonia Ferns

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 121.1172

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