Title

A Tool for Formative Assessment and Learning in a Graphics Design Course: Adaptive Comparative Judgement

Keywords

adaptive comparative judgement, design graphics, design assessment, design critique

Abstract

Improving graphics education may begin with understanding best practices for providing, receiving, and improving formative feedback. Challenges related to anonymity, efficiency, and validity in peer critique settings all contribute to a difficult-to-implement process. This research investigates university-level computer graphics students while engaged in adaptive comparative judgement (ACJ), as a formative learning, assessment, and feedback tool, during several open-ended graphics design projects. A control group of students wrote feedback on papers in small group critiques while the experimental group students participated in ACJ, acting as judges of peer work and providing and receiving feedback to, and from, their peers. Relationships between the paper-based group approach and the ACJ approach and student achievement were explored. Further, this paper discusses the potential benefits, and challenges, of using ACJ as a formative assessment and peer feedback tool as well as student impressions of both approaches toward peer formative assessment and feedback.

Original Publication Citation

Bartholomew, S. R., Zhang, L., Garcia Bravo, E., & Strimel, G. J. (2019). A Tool for Formative Assessment and Learning in a Graphics Design Course: Adaptive Comparative Judgment. The Design Journal, 22(1), 73-95.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2019-01-21

Publisher

The Design Journal

Language

English

College

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology

Department

Technology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

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