File(s) stored somewhere else
Please note: Linked content is NOT stored on Singapore Institute of Technology and we can't guarantee its availability, quality, security or accept any liability.
Authentic assessment in optics and photonics
Schools and universities primarily prepare graduates for the workforce. Conventional pen-and-paper-tests which include multiple choice or theoretical derivations are mainstays in the assessments in most STEM subjects. Practical lab?oratory tasks, many of which involve carrying out experiments, are also prevalent as assessment components. However, to what degree do these types of assessments test student competency in an applied context? That is, how authentic are these activities in assessing would-be workforce-ready graduates? Authentic assessment focuses on activities that reflect, as accurately as possible, the tasks and contextual environments that employees would typically carry out and be exposed to in a real-world setting. We review developments in authentic assessment and how it can be applied in general STEM as well as specifically optics and photonics contexts.
Journal/Conference/Book titleSeventeenth Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2023