Using active assessment to stimulate learning in economics

McCann, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-8584-2156, 2019. Using active assessment to stimulate learning in economics. The Economics Network.

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We introduced an active assessment regime on an introductory finance module delivered to first year economists. The innovation aims to stimulate greater active engagement and deeper learning as well as develop valuable employment skills in data analysis. Evidence indicates that the need to actively source and analyse data during the module encourages students to seek and receive regular feedback. Further, a greater proportion are evidencing deeper learning through higher levels of attainment both in the introductory finance course and subsequent advanced finance courses. We believe that such active assessments are most useful in modules where students can use data to apply economic theory to real-world issues.

Item Type: Website content
Creators: McCann, M.
Publisher: The Economics Network
Date: 1 November 2019
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 11 Nov 2019 13:17
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2019 13:17

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