Authentic by design: developing students for the talent economy

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Megeney, A., Barter, P., Graham, J. and Mourouti, O. 2023. Authentic by design: developing students for the talent economy. AdvanceHE Assessment and Feedback Symposium 2023. Reading, UK 07 - 07 Nov 2023
TitleAuthentic by design: developing students for the talent economy
AuthorsMegeney, A., Barter, P., Graham, J. and Mourouti, O.
Abstract

Middlesex University provides intellectually demanding degrees focusing on professional practice for which 'authenticity' is a key principle underpinning LTA strategy. Viewed positively by student as demonstrated in NSS 2023 (Assessment and Feedback +4.54 above sector) this strategy embraces a range of technologically enhanced methods to enable the development of highly sought after graduate competencies: creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, empathy and collaboration.

We will discuss:
• How programmes develop graduates that are future focussed and employment ready;
• Embedding industry awards in curricula;
• Collaborative practice- and project-based approaches;
• Inclusive authentic assessment through coursework to explore students’ understanding of topics.

KeywordsAssessment; Feedback; Authentic; Inclusive; Employability
Sustainable Development Goals10 Reduced inequalities
4 Quality education
Middlesex University ThemeCreativity, Culture & Enterprise
LanguageEnglish
ConferenceAdvanceHE Assessment and Feedback Symposium 2023
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Completed07 Nov 2023
Deposited12 Feb 2024
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