The development of an assessment matrix to promote student learning in postgraduate multidisciplinary research projects


  • Jackie Venning School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide
  • Femke Buisman-Pijlman Discipline of Pharmacology, University of Adelaide


An assessment matrix based on a research skill development framework has been developed to promote learning outcomes and improve evaluation and feedback to students undertaking research projects as part of their multidisciplinary postgraduate coursework program. Although general University grade descriptors are available, they are often open to interpretation, which can cause inconsistency especially where students and supervisors are from different disciplines. The paper describes the development of the assessment matrix to guide and evaluate research projects. 


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