Authentic by design: developing students for the talent economy

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Barter, P., Megeney, A., Graham, J., Parmar, D. 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
AuthorsBarter, P., Megeney, A., Graham, J., Parmar, D. 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
ConferenceAdvanceHE Assessment and Feedback Symposium 2023
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Completed07 Nov 2023
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