Strengths and Limitations
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Learning Outcome 2 – Understand different types of assessment method
2.1 Compare the strengths and limitations of a range of assessment methods with reference to the needs of individual learners
The range of assessment methods used in Creative Media is varied and can be tailored to the learners needs identified in the Learner Profile at the Diagnostic/ Induction stage of the course.
Observation allows a chance to view the students communication and professional team-skills and record authentic video evidence of the student demonstrating their understanding verbally/ physically in a …show more content…
Simulation can provide invaluable practice of work place situations that the learner will need to learn in a safe and patient environment before progressing to a real work place scenario. The stakes can be high but the margin for error allows the breathing space and understanding necessary to learn practical skills in the context they are being trained for. The key drawback to this can be learners having a limited inauthentic experience of the full realistic scenario they are being trained for and may therefore not take the situation as seriously.
Witness testimony is an invaluable way of capturing evidence of learners engaged in practical tasks and can be evidenced with video of the learner using skills and reflecting on their practice. This needs to be coupled with written/ witness authentication cross-referenced with the criteria the activity is addressing. I have found that a witness interview is also useful to allow the learner further opportunity to reflect on their progress. A drawback is the amount of work needed (statements/ videos etc.) to prove the