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Challenging assumptions of effective assessment
***Date Change*** Please note that this workshop will now take place on 15 March 2017
This interactive workshop will explore the current climate in Higher Education and the ripple effects on assessment. Participants will be asked to challenge the assumptions of assessment (module V programme level assessment; role of constructive alignment in providing coherent feedback; assessment standards, common view of feedback etc) and their own views on these.
Managing student expectations and effective feedback will be examined in light of what students consider ‘good’ or ‘bad’ feedback to be. Ultimately, the participants will be asked to consider how they can use feedback to enhance assessment as learning.
This workshop will be led by Prof Margaret Price who is Director of ASKe Pedagogy Research Centre, Oxford Brookes University.
Upon completion of the workshop, it is expected that participants will be able to:
- Explore the existing assessment climate and the challenges that prevail
- Encourage student engagement through a variety of assessment methods
- Consider alternative approaches to feedback in order to improve effectiveness of assessment
This workshop is aimed at all faculty and staff teaching, managing and co-ordinating on programmes in Higher Education who have responsibility for assessment and feedback.
This interactive workshop has been designed in consultation with partners in the Shannon Consortium as part of a broader regional approach to supporting teachers involved in assessment and feedback. It is expected that participants will engage in active discussion on their own experiences in order to apply some of the action points to their own module/programme assessment design.