Quick Talks: Interactive orals: Kicking some of the assessment goals

Presenter: Jennifer Manyweathers

Co-presenter(s): Prof Marta Hernandez-Jover

Faculty / Division: Faculty of Science and Health

School / Unit: SAEVS

Session Type: Quick Talk

Session Number: 2

When: Tuesday 15th November at 11:15 am

Zoom link: https://charlessturt.zoom.us/j/62937600543?pwd=NUlXbzVIRG0xbjVjRUdVQXpDOVhNQT09 Passcode: 360867

Abstract: The use of oral exams or vivas in Veterinary science is usually reserved for the later years and can have a huge impact on student anxiety and stress, not being used to this assessment approach. An interactive oral, where the examiner approaches the student from within a realistic scenario – peer to-peer discussion or job interview, for example, can be a robust assessment approach that strengthens Graduate Learning Outcomes of Professional Practice and Lifelong learning and increases conference in the academic integrity of the assessment. From a student perspective, the relevance of the subject content to their post-graduation goals can become clearer. This approach was trialled in 202230 VSC329 Applied Veterinary Epidemiology and this is the story of that adventure, including academic reflection, student feedback and future direction.