Case Study 3: A videoed mock job interview promotes self assessment
A Case Study from the Private Training Establishment (PTE) sector. Part of the Enhancing the Effectiveness of Tertiary Teaching and Learning through Assessment project.
The Private Training Establishment Sector
Name: Kylie Wilson
Organisation: Travel Careers & Training
Researcher: Rosanne Matheson
'This is a particularly powerful strategy because students are watching themselves (on the video) and learning from what they can see...they pick things up in this mock situation before they go to a real job interview'.
Students who take courses at Travel Careers & Training (TCT) are prepared for employment in the travel and tourism industry. The success of the courses is measured by the number of graduates who gain employment. Staff support students to achieve this goal in a range of ways and one of them is to assist them to do well at job interviews. Students take part in a mock job interview which is videoed so that they can see themselves in the situation and analyse their strengths and weaknesses. Opportunities for improvement are immediately obvious to the students.
Students believe that they are getting a helping hand through this assessment. With some of the courses they do, they can not see immediately how it is going to help them but with this course they can see an instant benefit.