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How can assessment strategies and methods be designed to effectively drive and enhance student learning outcomes?
In simple words: The activities that are needed to pass the assessment are the ones that will shape students learning activities.
If the assessment requires to reproduce knowledge and write it down, they will most likely repeatedly learn that knowledge and practice to reproduce it.
If the assessment requires to solve a complex problem or to practically do something, the students will more likely practice to do something like that.
A good example may be the OSCE (Objective structured clinical examination) where students of medicine or health sciences are observed while interacting with trained actors. The actors will simulate patients. The students are supposed to examine those actors according to their simulated symptoms or have to do an informational talk about the conditions...
So the students will not only need the medical knowledge, they have to listen to the actors, communicate empathically, and of course they must be able to perform the diagnostical or therapeutical actions.
If the assessment is changed from written exams to OSCEs, students are more likely to practice those actions and not only to learn from books or scripts.
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