Overcoming student fear and loathing of exams : a collaborative project

Agombar, Martin and Holley, Debbie (2010) Overcoming student fear and loathing of exams : a collaborative project. Investigations in university teaching and learning, 6 (2). pp. 102-108. ISSN 1740-5106

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Abstract

This article reflects upon a collaborative project involving the Write Now Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning (http://www.writenow.ac.uk), and a Business School lecturer who teaches an Honours-level module, International Purchasing. The collaboration was in response to an analysis of module exam results that were disappointing with regard to the lower performing students. A student survey identified which, in particular, fear was thought to have played a significant part in the students’ exam preparations. It is the intention of the article to demonstrate how collaborative projects can be employed to address specific issues relating to teaching and learning.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Investigations in university teaching and learning; fear; exams; examinations; Writing Centre; collaboration; Prezi
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education
Department: Centre for Professional Education and Development (CPED)
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2015 12:00
Last Modified: 20 May 2016 13:07
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/281

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