Managing dialogue around exemplars
This ‘Masterclass’ discusses the use of exemplars as a means of promoting student engagement with the nature of quality work. We examine the rationale for using exemplars; unpack and address some of the main implementation challenges; and develop a blueprint for principled use of exemplars. A focal point of the analysis is the management of effective dialogues about exemplars. ‘Delayed exposure to exemplars’ is also discussed whereby students carry out a task first, before analyzing related exemplars.
David Carless is Professor of Educational Assessment and Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) in the Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong. His most recent sole-authored book is Excellence in University Assessment published by Routledge in 2015.