Is it possible for anyone to regard assessment as “fun”? Is it possible that we have hamstrung ourselves into boredom and resistance to assessing student learning by forgetting our love of play? How might the delightful aspects of games transform our approaches to assessment? Here, SEHS Lecturer Remi Holden (winner of the inaugural Bruce and Lillian Wright Online Teaching Award) explores these questions as he describes how “playful teaching and learning” has become central to the work of the Educational Technology Master of Arts Program.
Holden, J. (2013). Playful possibilities for assessment: Fluffy ducks and the queen’s gambit. The Scholarship of Teaching, 6(1), 4-8.