Visual representation of students’ experience : alternative assessment during COVID-19 Movement Control Order

Cheah, Whye Lian and Ayu Akida, Abdul Rashid and Helmy, Hazmi and Law, Leh Shii (2023) Visual representation of students’ experience : alternative assessment during COVID-19 Movement Control Order. In: Real Application of Transformative Approaches for Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century. UNIMAS Publisher, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, pp. 137-147. ISBN 978-967-0054-23-0

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The recent COVID-19 Movement Control Order has driven the need adopt an innovative approach in conducting assessment that exclude face-to-face interaction. For MDP30609 Community Medicine and Public Health posting, the assessment has been modified by adopting the Alternative Assessment method. The Alternative Assessment is regarded as comprehensive, where it assesses the candidates’ ability to integrate writing task and performance, divergent thinking in solving problems and enhancement of meaning skills. In addition to presenting a research proposal and drafting a journal manuscript for publication, a group of year three medical students were asked to produce a comic on the prevention of COVID-19 aimed at primary school children in a rural community. Through comic production, the students can use it as a learning tool that foster empathy, cultivate awareness towards social issues and strengthen observational skills – of which, are all relevant skills in medical training. The other main goals are to encourage students to self-reflect, embrace creativity, improve their communication skills through visual storytelling, and more importantly, to shape their professional identity as future medical doctors.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: COVID-19
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alternative assessment, comic, medical graphic narratives, COVID-19 Movement Control Order.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2023 03:47
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2023 03:47

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