BSM Assessment Structure
The Assessment Structure seeks to bring both the students and the tutors into the active reality of dynamic impartation in the classroom setting. The philosophy of the Assessment Structure demands that the student listens ‘actively’, responds powerfully, and consciously records that involvement with truth.
The Assessment Structure requires that the tutors instruct with maximum awareness, record responses to truth impartation, promote interaction and be continuously evaluative of the classroom teaching/learning partnership. The important areas of the BSM Assessment Structure are indicated below:
Students Class Outlines
Classroom Response Analysis
Contributory Pastoral Assessment
1) Students’ Class OutlinesOutlines must be submitted at the end of each course in each module for examination by the tutor. The examination of the Outlines is to provide an evaluation of ‘how’ the student has heard what has been imparted during the course (Luke 8:18).
2) Classroom Response Analysis In this area each student will be assigned with a median percentage of this particular range and then be individually assessed by the tutor for movement either up or down the range. This area of the assessment evaluates the level of participation.
3) Class Attendance Attendance evaluation provides a guideline to the student’s access to impartation.
4) Class Assignment/Individual Essay Disciplined and diligent application to personal study is critical to effective learning. This area of assessment evaluates two elements: a) the students‘ depth of understanding of the entire module- encourages greater individual review of the material and b) the level of the cohesive development of the group dynamic- groups will be encouraged to do research and consult together on the topic even though individual assignments will be handed in
5) Written AssessmentsThis area of assessment evaluates the students acquired and applied knowledge.
Assessment will be structured as follows: a) For full courses: Students will be required to answer six (6) short structured questions b) For Short Courses Students will be required to answer three (3) short structured questions.
6) Group Project and Presentation
Teamwork and shared learning are key outcomes of the BSM program. This area of assessment encourages the development of team skills by students, including relationship building, planning and organizing, sharing of resources and the release of corporate creativity. Aditionally, this aspect of the assessment system allows student to benefit from each others‘ strengths and provides them with the opportunity to hone their presentation skills.