SPH Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning Week: Authentic assessment showcase

About authentic assessment

Assessment that meets academic standards and prepares students for future learning in work and life is considered as authentic (Boud & Falchikov 2006).

The University supports authentic assessment in teaching and learning strategies. For example, the UQ Student Strategy 2016–2020 considers authentic assessment as a key initiative for creating game-changing graduates (Goal 1) and the UQ Teaching and Learning Plan 2018–2021 outlines principles for ‘Authentic, progressive and fair assessment’ (Goal 3).

Authentic assessment at the School of Public Health

Check out these videos of authentic assessment in action at the School of Public Health.

A/Prof. Linda Selvey - MED17101 Health, Society and Research 1

A/Prof Simon Reid - PUBH1102 Introduction to Public Health

Dr Britta Wigginton - PUBH3005 Influencing health behaviours

Dr Amy Hickman and Dr Sheleigh Lawler - PUBH7034 Health Promotion in Public Health