Enhancing student performance and employability through the use of authentic assessment techniques in extra and co-curricular activities (ECCAs)

Dan Berger, Charles Wild

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Abstract

The paper advocates the use of authentic assessment techniques, delivered in extra
and co-curricular activities (ECCAs), to augment and improve student performance
on academic law degree programmes. A combination of formative and summative
methods in ECCA assessment provides the optimum environment to measure and
improve the crucial critical reasoning skill – the key transferable skill to academic
degree success. This skill, when developed in students, is also highly prized by
prospective employers, and therefore, the use of authentic assessment improves
graduate employability rates.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)428-439
Number of pages12
JournalThe Law Teacher
Volume51
Issue number4
Early online date1 Sept 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2017

Keywords

  • Student Employability
  • Authentic assessment
  • student performance
  • legal eduction
  • summative and formative assessment

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