28 March 2019: Seminar by Dr Murray Black, Programme Leader of Undergraduate Programmes in Mathematical Sciences, AUT

Title: Using Structured Inquiry Based Assessments in a Quality Assurance Course

Abstract: I examine the use of structured inquiry-based assessments using a pilot sample with a quality assurance class. A comparison is carried out between assignments and tests separately when traditional methods of assessment are compared to structured inquiry-based methods of assessment. This structured inquiry-based approach positioned the student at the application stage on the statistical reasoning framework coupled with the relational step on the student observed learning outcome (SOLO) taxonomy. It was established that using inquiry-based assessments with the class led to significantly better student outcomes in both uncontrolled and controlled assessments.