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Improving the validity and reliability of authentic assessment in seafarer education and training: a conceptual and practical framework to enhance resulting assessment outcomes

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Ghosh, S and Bowles, M and Ranmuthugala, D and Brooks, B, Improving the validity and reliability of authentic assessment in seafarer education and training: a conceptual and practical framework to enhance resulting assessment outcomes, WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs, 16 pp. 455-472. ISSN 1651-436X (2017) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1007/s13437-017-0129-9

Abstract

Past literature on authentic assessment suggests that it provides a far more reliable and valid indicator of outcomes such as higher student engagement, ability to transfer skills to different contexts, multiple evidence of competence, and student performance. This has appeal in seafarer education and training where both students and employers increasingly perceive traditional assessment methods as failing to consistently generate these outcomes. However, this paper argues that improving different aspects of assessment validity and reliability is essentially required to enhance the outcomes identified above. The paper builds on and extends previous work to investigate and develop a conceptual and practical framework that promotes a holistic approach to authentic assessment that provides greater assurances of validity and reliability throughout all stages of assessment within seafarer programs. It also lays the path to future research directions by establishing the agenda to test the practicality of the framework in the authentic assessment of seafarer students and also investigate the impact of studentsí perception of increasing authenticity on performance scores in assessment tasks.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:authentic assessment, rubric, validity, reliability, seafarer education and training
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime Engineering
Research Field:Marine Engineering
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Education and Training Systems
Objective Field:Management of Education and Training Systems
Author:Ghosh, S (Mr Samrat Ghosh)
Author:Bowles, M (Dr Marcus Bowles)
Author:Ranmuthugala, D (Professor Dev Ranmuthugala)
Author:Brooks, B (Associate Professor Benjamin Brooks)
ID Code:121311
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Seafaring
Deposited On:2017-09-22
Last Modified:2017-10-09
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