It can be difficult to find certain exemplars of students. They get lost in the many years that pass, and seem to be forgotten by most. These talented creations should be showcased for others to gain inspiration and ideas from. This website was created with the intention of being a platform where you can view the works of past digital students and where their skills have helped them in their furthur education.
Independancy. 'It is possible to improve academic performance using exemplars in tutorials. Face-to-face interactions encourage necessary discussion between teachers and learners, as well as between learners and learners. However, as an essential adjunct to the traditional tutorial; students should address the issues of quality and assessment-criteria in their space and among themselves. These separate student-student interactions with the subject further facilitate awareness of the cognitive skills needed to construct responses of high quality. It is this additional student-led discussion around these issues that may be a key component of success in examinations. Essentially, exemplars are necessary tools to provide more explicit context when working to globalise medical education.' - The use of exemplars and student discussion to improve performance in constructed-response assessments
Proven. 'In a research project conducted by O'Donovan, Price and Rust 22 , students were invited to take part in voluntary workshops where they were presented with exemplars relevant to their forthcoming assessment. They were given published criteria and standards and asked to grade two exemplars. Those exemplars were from previous students who had completed the same course. The provided exemplars were designed to be indicative of very different levels of achievement. The authors report that those students who took part in the voluntary workshops experienced significant increases in their grades after this experience as compared to those students who did not avail themselves of the opportunity.' - Providing Exemplars in the Learning Environment: the Case for and against
Inspiration. 'In a culture obsessed with measuring talent and ability, we often overlook the important role of inspiration. Inspiration awakens us to new possibilities by allowing us to transcend our ordinary experiences and limitations. Inspiration propels a person from apathy to possibility, and transforms the way we perceive our own capabilities. Inspiration may sometimes be overlooked because of its elusive nature. Its history of being treated as supernatural or divine hasn’t helped the situation. But as recent research shows, inspiration can be activated, captured, and manipulated, and it has a major effect on important life outcomes.' Why Inspiration Matters