Effect of assessment on co-operation among Vietnamese college students

Pham, Thi Hong Thanh (2011) Effect of assessment on co-operation among Vietnamese college students. Higher Education Review, 43 2: 42-55.

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Author Pham, Thi Hong Thanh
Title Effect of assessment on co-operation among Vietnamese college students
Journal name Higher Education Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0018-1609
Publication date 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 43
Issue 2
Start page 42
End page 55
Total pages 14
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Tyrrell Burgess Associates
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This research study investigated the behaviour and interactions of university students as they engaged with ill-structured and well-structured assessment tasks. Twenty students participated in a one semester intensive design study in a course on 'Vietnamese traditional culture'. The students worked in five-person groups that were mixed gender and heterogeneous in terms of achievement. The results show that when the students engaged in ill-structured assessments, they were more co-operative, provided more helpful assistance to each other and perceived small-group work as more enjoyable than when they were engaged in well-structured assessments. These .findings suggest that more open-ended assessment tasks increase productive learning behaviours in small groups and have a positive effect on the interaction of low-achieving students and their positive perceptions of group work.
Keyword Vietnam
Ill-structured
Well-structured problems
Assessment
Behaviours
Interactions
Cooperation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Spring 2011

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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