The National Forum, in partnership with Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), has published a new Insight which summarises the outcome of discussions which took place at an event on November 12 2018 focused on the QQI Green Paper on Assessment of Learners and Learning. The discussion event, which was jointly hosted by the National Forum and QQI, brought together representatives from across the sector to foster discussion around the Green Paper from the perspective of those in higher education. The keynote presentation was delivered by Professor Lambert Schuwirth, Flinders University College of Medicine and Public Health, Adelaide. Other speakers included representatives of QQI, the National Forum and the Union of Students in Ireland. A key focus of the day was to enable participants to highlight issues and themes arising from the Green Paper.
This new Insight shares some considerations arising from discussions on programme assessment and feedback, work-based assessment and feedback, diversifying assessment, and thinking about assessment in a digital world. The inputs from this Insight are a welcome addition to the almost 80 responses received through last year’s online consultation on the Green Paper. QQI are carefully studying all these submissions and will produce an analysis of the main emerging themes, alongside QQI’s response. These will be published in Autumn 2019 and QQI looks forward to discussing follow-up initiatives with stakeholders at that stage.
The new Insight can be accessed here.