Transforming industry-led assessment of learning in the building and construction industries
Transforming Industry-Led Assessment of On-Job Learning is a collaborative project between the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) and the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO). The project illustrates effective systems of on-job assessment and shows how these systems can build organisational capability and improve outcomes for learners.
The project is based on four previously identified principles of good practice (Vaughan & Cameron, 2010):
- ITOs and workplaces should have a clear purpose for assessment and work together
- The ITO’s assessment structures and systems must support the learning process
- Good assessment systems require appropriately recruited, trained and professionally developed people
- Moderation contributes to reliability and validity
This project provides an example of how these principles can be implemented into practice.
Guide for apprentices
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- practitioners involved in workplace learning
- senior managers and leaders
- individuals who support apprentices
- Andrew Kear (Contact Project Leader), Building and Construction ITO
- Ben Gardiner, New Zealand Council for Educational Research
- Loretta Garrow, Building and Construction ITO
- Karen Vaughan, New Zealand Council for Educational Research
$102,000 (excl. GST)
- Kear, A., Vaughan, K., & Gardiner, B. (2012). Taking charge of your apprenticeship. Wellington: Ako Aotearoa
- Vaughan, K., Gardiner, B., & Eyre, J. (2012). A Transformational System for On-Job Assessment in the Building and Construction Industries. Wellington: Ako Aotearoa
- Vaughan, K. (2013 July) Hi-Viz Learning: the transformation of on-job assessment for carpentry apprentices. Presentation at the Higher Education and Research Development Society of Australasia (HERSDA) Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
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