Interactive Discussion: Using interactive oral assessments in your subject

Presenter: Marissa Samuelson

Co-presenter(s): Ruth Crawford; Amita Krautloher

Faculty / Division: Faculty of Science and Health

School / Unit: SAHESS

Session Type: Interactive Discussion

Session Number: 6

When: Wednesday 16th November at 12:15 pm

Zoom link: Passcode: 730171

Abstract: Using interactive oral assessment in your subject Ruth Crawford, School of Allied Health, Exercise and Sports Sciences Amita Krautloher, Division of Learning and Teaching Marissa Samuelson, School of Allied Health, Exercise and Sports Sciences You might have heard your CSU colleagues talking about using interactive oral assessments in their subjects. You might have also heard that this style of assessment has multiple benefits for students as well as academics. Research (Krautloher, 2021; Krautloher, et al. 2021; Samuelson, et al. 2022; Sotiriadou et al., 2020) has found that students reported enhanced engagement with the subject, feeling more job ready and better able to demonstrate analytical, communication and problem-solving skills. Academics reported greater marking efficiency, better academic integrity assurance and greater confidence in students’ demonstration of knowledge and skills. In this showcase, we will provide practical advice and ideas to inspire you to include an IOA in your own subject. By the end of the showcase, you will have begun to: • Develop a scenario for an IOA, making sure it is authentic to the real-life work the students will do in future practice; • Consider which aspects you might include in the marking criteria for an IOA, based on learning outcomes and/or graduate outcomes students need to demonstrate; • Scaffold assessments towards and from the IOA for best learning outcomes; • Be aware of useful resources on how to continue to develop, implement and evaluate an IO in your subject.

Krautloher, A. (2021). Implementing interactive oral assessments to enhance graduate outcomes and employability skills. ANZSSA Conference.

Krautloher, A., Craig, M-L., Droulers, M. & Pilai, K.K. (2021). Interactive oral assessments – an alternative approach to assessing students’ learning. CSEdX.

Sotiriadou, P., Logan, D., Daly, A., & Guest, R. (2020). The role of authentic assessment to preserve academic integrity and promote skill development and employability. Studies in Higher Education, 45(11), 1-17. DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2019.1582015

Samuelson, M., Crawford, R. & Krautloher, A. (2022). Using interactive oral assessment in tertiary nutrition education. Improving University Teaching Conference 2022.