The team at CRADLE have used their ground-breaking research to edit and produce a series of books for higher education researchers and practitioners.
Re-imagining University Assessment in a Digital World
Edited by Margaret Bearman, Phillip Dawson, Rola Ajjawi, Joanna Tai and David Boud
Published 2020 by Springer
Defending Assessment Security in a Digital World
By Phillip Dawson
Published October 27 2020 by Routledge
The Impact of Feedback in Higher Education
Edited by Michael Henderson, Rola Ajjawi, David Boud and Elizabeth Molloy
Published 2019 by Palgrave MacMillan
Developing Evaluative Judgement in Higher Education: Assessment for Knowing and Producing Quality Work
Edited by David Boud, Rola Ajjawi, Phillip Dawson and Joanna Tai
Published 12 April 2018 by Routledge
Assessing work-integrated learning (WIL) programs: a guide to effective assessment design
This guide aims to foster high quality assessment practice in diverse WIL programs and activities, drawing on contemporary research and education theory. It is intended for academics, practitioners and industry partners involved in the design and delivery of WIL assessment, and contains guiding questions and case scenarios.
Our most-cited research publications
Dawson P, Henderson M, Mahoney P, Phillips M, Ryan T, Boud D and Molloy E (2019) ‘What makes for effective feedback: staff and student perspectives’, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 44(1):25–36, DOI:10.1080/02602938.2018.1467877
Molloy E and Bearman M (2019) ‘Embracing the tension between vulnerability and credibility: “intellectual candour” in health professions education’, Medical Education, 53:32–41, DOI:10.1111/medu.13649
Adachi C, Tai J and Dawson P (2018) 'Academics' perceptions of the benefits and challenges of self and peer assessment in higher education', Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 43(2):294–306, DOI:10.1080/02602938.2017.1339775
Carless D and Boud D (2018) 'The development of student feedback literacy: enabling uptake of feedback', Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 43(8):1315–1325, DOI:10.1080/02602938.2018.1463354
Tai J, Ajjawi R, Boud D, Dawson P and Panadero E (2018) 'Developing evaluative judgement: enabling students to make decisions about the quality of work', Higher Education, 76(3):467–481, DOI:10.1007/s10734-017-0220-3
Ajjwai R, and Boud D (2017) 'Feedback and the educational alliance: examining credibility judgements and their consequences', Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 42(2):252–265, DOI:10.1080/02602938.2015.1102863
Ajjawi R and Boud D (2017) 'Researching feedback dialogue: an interactional analysis approach', Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 42(2):252–265, DOI:10.1080/02602938.2015.1102863
Bennett S, Dawson P, Bearman M, Molloy E, and Boud D (2017) 'How technology shapes assessment design: Findings from a study of university teachers', British Journal of Educational Technology, 48(2):672–682, DOI:10.1111/bjet.12439
Dawson P (2017) 'Assessment rubrics: towards clearer and more replicable design, research and practice', Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 42(3):347–360, DOI:10.1080/02602938.2015.1111294
Boud D and Soler R (2016) 'Sustainable assessment revisited', Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 41(3):400–413, DOI:10.1080/02602938.2015.1018133
Telio S, Regehr G and Ajjawi R (2016) 'Feedback and the educational alliance: examining credibility judgements and their consequences', Medical Education, 50(2):933–942, DOI:10.1111/medu.13063
Resources on assessment and digital learning
- All projects funded by the OLT in the assessment category
- Assessment Decisions project
- ESCAPE project: assessment timelines
- JISC Transforming Assessment and Feedback
- Feedback Effecting Sustainable Change in Assessment Practice and Experience (ESCAPE) Project
- Re-engineering Assessment Practices in Higher Education
- Assessing And Assuring Graduate Learning Outcomes project
- Better Judgement
- Embedding the Development and Grading of Generic Skills in the Business Curriculum
- TESTA project
- Standards Knowledge Exchange
- University of Edinburgh Enhancing Feedback site
- Assessment Resources at HKU
The Universities Australia Learning and Teaching Repository
1. Jones, S., Ladyshewsky, R., Oliver, B., & Flavell, H. (2008). Leading courses: academic leadership for course coordinators - Final Report. Curtin University of Technology: Australian Learning and Teaching Council, 1-67.
2. Kiley, M., Boud, D., Cantwell, R., Manathunga, C., Pike, M., Nursoo, I., ... & Main, A. (2009). The role of honours in contemporary Australian higher education. Canberra: The Australian National University, 1-29.
3. Oliver, B. (2010). Benchmarking partnerships for graduate employability – Final Report. Australian Learning and Teaching Council Fellowship, 1-75.
4. Boud, D., Freeman, M., James, R., Joughin, G., Sadler, R., Dochy, F., & Fitzgerald, T. (2010). Student assessment for learning in and after courses - UTS Fellowship Report. Australian Learning and Teaching Council, 1-31.
5. Oliver, B. (2011). Assuring graduate outcomes – Good Practice Report. Australian Learning and Teaching Council, 1-49.
6. Oliver, B., & Whelan, B. (2008). Building course team capacity to enhance graduate employability – Final Report. Australian Learning and Teaching Council, 1-60.
7. Nelson, R., & Dawson, P. (2014). Assessment as learning through conversation simulation – Final Report. Monash University: Office for Learning and Teaching, 1-28.
8. Chalmers, D., Cummings, R., Elliott, S., Stoney, S., Tucker, B., Wicking, R., & Jorre de St Jorre, T. (2014). Australian university teaching criteria and standards project – Final Report. Office for Learning and Teaching, 1-66.
9. Boud, D., Brew, A., Dowling, R., Kiley, M., Malfroy, J., McKenzie, J., & Solomon, N. (2014). Building local leadership for research education: Final Report. Office for Learning and Teaching, 1-74.
10. Bearman, M., Dawson, P., Boud, D., Hall, M., Bennett, S., Molloy, E., & Joughin, G. (2014). Guide to the assessment design decisions framework, 1-64.
11. Dawson, P., Bearman, M., Molloy, E., Boud, D., Joughin, G., & Bennett, S. (2014). Improving assessment: understanding educational decision-making in practice – Final Report. Office for Learning and Teaching, 1-41.
12. Oliver, B. (2015). Assuring graduate capabilities: Evidencing levels of achievement for graduate employability – Final Report. Office for Learning and Teaching, 1-44.
13. Slade, S., Baik, C., Bearman, M., Carbone, A., Hughes-Warrington, M., Neumann, D. L., & Smith, C. D. (2014). Systematic review-What is reported regarding the development of instruments which assess teaching quality in higher education? Office for Teaching and Learning, 1-72.
14. Thistlethwaite, J., Dallest, K., Bainbridge, L., Bogossian, F. E., Boud, D., Dunston, R., ... & Dickie, R. (2015). Work-based assessment of teamwork: an interprofessional approach – Final Report. Office for Learning and Teaching, 1-82.
15. Oliver, B. (2016). 21C Credentials: curate, credential and carry forward digital learning evidence - Final Report. Curtin University: Office for Learning and Teaching, 1-39.
16. Oliver, B. (2016). Better 21C Credentials: evaluating the promise, perils and disruptive potential of digital credentials. Deakin University, 1-47.
17. Nelson, R. (2017). Building institutional capacity for peer leadership: informing strategic decision-making to enhance student leadership capabilities – Final Report. Australian Government Department of Education and Training, 1-49.
18. Henderson, M., Boud, D., Molloy, E., Dawson, P., Phillips, M., Ryan, T., & Mahoney, P. (2018). Feedback for Learning: Closing the Assessment Loop – Final Report. Australian Government Department of Education and Training, 1-47.
19. Boud, D., & Dochy, F. (2010). Assessment 2020. Seven propositions for assessment reform in higher education – Final Report. University of Technology Sydney: Australian Learning and Teaching Council, 1-4.
20. Oliver, B. (2019). Making micro-credentials work for learners, employers and providers – Full Report. Deakin University, 1-56.
21. Johnson, E., Rice, J., Varsavsky, C., Holdsworth, J., Ward, J., Skelly, D., ... & Orrell, J. (2019). Successful WIL in Science – Achievements statement. Australian Government Department of Education and Training, 1-1.
22. Johnson, E., Rice, J., Varsavsky, C., Holdsworth, J., Ward, J., Skelly, D., ... & Orrell, J. (2019). Successful WIL in Science – Final Report. Australian Government Department of Education and Training, 1-64.
23. Hammond, J., Ryland, K., Tennant, M., & Boud, D. (2010). Building Research Supervision and Training across Australian Universities – Final Report. University of Technology Sydney: Australian Learning and Teaching Council, 1-105.
24. Sheen, J., Sutherland-Smith, W., Dudley, A., Boyd, L., & McGillivray, J. (2016). Risk Aware: Enhancing students' clinical competency in risky environments through a blended simulation‐based learning program – Final Report. Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 1-75.