Face-to-face grading in the social sciences: Motivations, methods, and techniques of addressing potential limitations

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


I provide reflections on my experiences of face-to-face grading over the last 9 years. I was motivated by the lack of engagement by students with written feedback, and that face-to-face marking provides faculty with a less isolated and less alienated marking experience. The key tools included Google Sheets booking forms, a face-to-face meeting, providing a model paper/s for students to read while I marked their work, and providing feedback in a dialogue, where students were asked to reflect on what they learnt from the model paper and verbal feedback. I address concerns about bias (gender, ethnic, class), validity and reliability, and also faculty workload. 
Period15 May 2018
Event titleFaculty of Arts Learning and Teaching Committee
Event typeOther
LocationSydney, AustraliaShow on map