In this session, we worked in groups to take a closer look at the assessment matrix and critically evaluate the boundaries and requirements.
The task was really helpful as we all had an opportunity to self-assess ourselves placing coloured squares along each set of criteria according to our personal opinions which forced a critical analysis of self and was compared with the observations of our peers. In addition to this when re-writing the criteria we were very conscious of language and how slight variations of particular words could equate to higher or lower grade boundaries.
I felt this was a useful exercise to complete as had the tendency to mark myself quite harshly based on my activity in that particular session where I had been a bit quieter than usual which didn’t reflect my normal levels of engagement. The activity felt quite like a boost in confidence as my peers looked at my contributions wholistically which reflects what an assessment should look like.