The ethical considerations associated with group work assessments

Noonan, M. (2013) The ethical considerations associated with group work assessments. Nurse Education Today, 33 (11). pp. 1422-1427. ISSN 02606917 (ISSN)

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Assessments that require students to participate in group work are incorporated throughout programmes in Higher Education Institutions. Ethical dimensions are integral to all assessments including assessments that require students to participate in group work. Assessments should be fair and consideration needs to be given to preparing students and lecturers to undertake group work. Decisions such as group selection and allocation of marks for group assessments are important areas that will influence the outcome of group work assessments. The following article explores the above issues and identifies action points for optimising group work. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Ethical issues; Group work; Peer assessment
Depositing User: National Forum
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2015 14:51
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2015 08:18
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/3309

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