In this paper we explore student use of bibliographical material in support of assessment tasks. The Internet has made the availability of information passé and this, coupled with the onset of ubiquitous devices that enable easy and cheap access to vast repositories of information, has the effect of enabling students to quickly find information that can be cited in support of their arguments. We examine student use of reference material in reflective assessment and in major team-based project work. We discuss the factors that effect student selection and subsequent use of reference material and examine use of Internet-based material. We conclude with a strategy that will be useful for academic staff to utilize so as to improve the quality of the selection of reference material by students.
|Keywords:||Judgement, Citation, Bibliography, Students|
Senior Educational Developer, Educational Development Unit, Faculty of Business and Law, Victoria University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Lecturer, Centre for Work Integrated Learning and Teaching, Faculty of Business and Law, Victoria University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia