Students generating questions for their own written examinations

Tracey Papinczak*, Awais Saleem Babri, Ray Peterson, Vaughan Kippers, David Wilkinson

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Assessment partnerships between staff and students are considered a vital component of the student-centred educational process. To enhance the development of this partnership in a problem-based learning curriculum, all first-year students were involved in generating a bank of formative assessment questions with answers, some of which were included in their final written examination. Important principles to guide development of a sound methodology for such an assessment partnership have been described. These include organisational issues as well as matters pertaining to participation, education and motivation of students and teaching staff.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)703-710
Number of pages8
JournalAdvances in Health Sciences Education
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Assessment
  • Assessment partnerships
  • Examinations
  • Problem-based learning
  • Self-directed learning


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