Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(5), pp. 733 - 743
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050505
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Teaching Intervention Strategies that Enhance Learning in Higher Education


Robert P Machera *
Department of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Business and Accounting, Botho University, Botswana

ABSTRACT

[8] argues that self-assessment and peer-assessment are becoming popular and valuable to students and lecturers as this approach prepares the students to be accountable and responsible. There are benefits that accrue to this intervention if it is properly administered and some of the benefits include self-directing, cooperation and collaboration among the learners. [6] agrees that self-assessment and peer-assessment, assist students to be competitive in the job market, as they are able to work with less supervision in their future employment opportunities. The aim of this paper was to investigate whether higher education should implement self-assessment and peer-assessment as part of enhancing students' opportunities for access to employment. This study used a purposive sampling method and a sample size (n) of 90 participants. The data for this study was collected from three classes enrolled in the Association of Accounting Technician (AAT) Programme at Botho University in Botswana. At Botho University each class consists of 30 students and therefore three classes constitute a sample size of 90 participants. The participants were given questionnaires in order to response on the effect of interventions that were administered by the researcher during class lessons. The main findings of this study reflected that there were benefits from proper and well-coordinated self-assessment and peer-assessment. These benefits accrue from both lecturers, students, institutions of higher learning and potential employers. The results have shown that they would be improvements in the administration of self-assessment and peer-assessment. Ultimately self-assessment and peer-assessment provide effective and prompt feedback, which invariably impacted positively to the quality of the teaching delivery. The significance of self-assessment and peer-assessment to all educational stakeholders has prompted the author to conduct this study. Furthermore, based on the results from the participants it was recommended that self-assessment and peer-assessment enhance learning in higher education hence the need to implement these teaching intervention strategies.

KEYWORDS
Intervention Strategies, Self-assessment, Peer-assessment, Feedback, Enhance Learning, Self-directing and Collaboration

Cite This Paper in IEEE or APA Citation Styles
(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Robert P Machera , "Teaching Intervention Strategies that Enhance Learning in Higher Education," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 5, No. 5, pp. 733 - 743, 2017. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050505.

(b). APA Format:
Robert P Machera , (2017). Teaching Intervention Strategies that Enhance Learning in Higher Education. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 5(5), 733 - 743. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050505.