Professional Presentations Toolkit

Marking rubrics are an important tool for defining the criteria and standards against which students will be assessed, however, research shows that students’ understanding of these criteria is often inconsistent with that of the instructor. Implementing a structured calibration process both sharpens the judgement of those involved in assessment and helps students understand the standards embedded within the marking criteria.

Self and peer assessment, when combined with instructor feedback, can result in improvements in oral presentation skills. The Self Assessment Tools and Peer Assessment Tools provided on this website offer a structured and comprehensive method for students to reflect upon and evaluate their oral communication skills by calibrating their judgement with key professional standards.

Embedding these tools within a course of study can be enhanced by the use of the instructional videos, web app and PDF hardcopy assessment tools provided on this website. The full Professional Presentations Project Report by Grant-Smith, Cathcart & Williams (2016) is available to download from the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management Teaching Resources site.