Vets and Videos: Student Learning from Context-Based Assessment in a Pre-Clinical Science Course

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  • Source:
    Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, v33 n5 p559-566 Oct 2008. 8 pp.
  • Accession Number:
    http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&id=doi:10.1080/02602930701699023
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals
    • Peer Reviewed:
      Y
    • ISSN:
      0260-2938
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Keyword:
      Australia
    • Abstract:
      To increase the perceived relevance of pre-clinical science courses to undergraduates, a context-based assessment item was introduced to a genetics course that occurs early within a five-year veterinary science programme. The aim was to make a direct link between genetic concepts and the future clinical profession of the students. In the assessment task, students used problem-solving skills to deduce relationships between genetic variants and nose and coat colour in dogs and to determine breeding strategies to obtain a specified colour combination. The assignment was contextualised by students presenting their results as a role-play video of a veterinarian/client consultation. The students responded enthusiastically, finding relevance and enjoyment in the task. Together with the higher cognitive skills required, contextualisation is likely to be responsible for the deeper style of learning that was adopted by the majority of students. Hence, making explicit links between pre-clinical content and its use in a workplace setting can lead to improved learning outcomes. (Contains 1 figure.)
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Number of References:
      14
    • Physical Description:
      8
    • Education Level:
      Higher Education
    • Journal Code:
      APR2018
    • Publication Date:
      2008
    • Accession Number:
      EJ809767
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      SEDDON, J. Vets and Videos: Student Learning from Context-Based Assessment in a Pre-Clinical Science Course. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, [s. l.], v. 33, n. 5, p. 559–566, 2008. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 20 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Seddon J. Vets and Videos: Student Learning from Context-Based Assessment in a Pre-Clinical Science Course. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education. 2008;33(5):559-566. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ809767&custid=s8280428. Accessed October 20, 2019.
    • APA:
      Seddon, J. (2008). Vets and Videos: Student Learning from Context-Based Assessment in a Pre-Clinical Science Course. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 33(5), 559–566. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ809767&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Seddon, Jennifer. 2008. “Vets and Videos: Student Learning from Context-Based Assessment in a Pre-Clinical Science Course.” Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education 33 (5): 559–66. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ809767&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Seddon, J. (2008) ‘Vets and Videos: Student Learning from Context-Based Assessment in a Pre-Clinical Science Course’, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 33(5), pp. 559–566. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ809767&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 20 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Seddon, J 2008, ‘Vets and Videos: Student Learning from Context-Based Assessment in a Pre-Clinical Science Course’, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 559–566, viewed 20 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Seddon, Jennifer. “Vets and Videos: Student Learning from Context-Based Assessment in a Pre-Clinical Science Course.” Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, vol. 33, no. 5, Oct. 2008, pp. 559–566. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ809767&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Seddon, Jennifer. “Vets and Videos: Student Learning from Context-Based Assessment in a Pre-Clinical Science Course.” Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education 33, no. 5 (October 1, 2008): 559–66. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ809767&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Seddon J. Vets and Videos: Student Learning from Context-Based Assessment in a Pre-Clinical Science Course. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education [Internet]. 2008 Oct 1 [cited 2019 Oct 20];33(5):559–66. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ809767&custid=s8280428