Assessment and evaluation

Assessment and evaluation

Student exhibiting work

Architects in Residence: King's Cross 2006
A student from City and Islington Sixth Form College displays her exhibit at the Architecture Week exhibition at RIBA
Copyright: Pauline Lord

We suggest you assess students' work at the end of the project. Assessment can be a positive experience and creates an exciting conclusion to the project. There are two approaches; assessment of the group's work as a whole, or assessment of an individual's work. Awarding certificates at a celebratory event helps students feel their work is valued.

It is also a good idea to evaluate your partnership as it proceeds. This can be very light-touch. Teachers and architects are busy people! But it will ensure you are keeping on the right track during the project, and that you can learn from any problems encountered.

A practitioner partnership offers significant CPD opportunities for both architects and teachers. This is recognised by both RIBA and the Teaching Development Agency (TDA). CPD certificates can be awarded at the end of a project to record this.

 

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