Students as Zombies: How Can We Awaken the Undead?

Westrup, Rebecca (2015) Students as Zombies: How Can We Awaken the Undead? In: Generation Z. Generation Z . Springer, pp. 145-157. ISBN 978-981-287-932-5

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Drawing on educational assessment research and literature and my reflections of working with students in Higher Education this chapter utilizes the metaphor of 'zombie' as an analytical tool to explore the interplay between assessments in compulsory education and the changing nature of some undergraduate students' learner identities. The chapter will consider how assessment in schools is creating a living dead culture within children's and young people's educational careers. Using the findings of a small-scale which explored students' and lecturers' experiences of Dialogue+, an intervention designed to support students' knowledge and understanding of assessment and feedback practices in universities, the chapter will then explore and discuss possible antidotes to the situation.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: young people,compulsory education,educational career,lecture theatre,seminar room
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education and Lifelong Learning
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Critical Cultural Studies In Education
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Research in Higher Education and Society
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 17 May 2019 12:30
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2022 11:30
DOI: 10.1007/978-981-287-934-9_11

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