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Developing Assessment Literacy

16th May 2017

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 Increasingly, it is recognised that students need to become assessment literate to negotiate their way through the range of assessment challenges they are likely to face in higher education. Traditionally higher education practices have assumed that students need little or no help in coming to terms with our assessment processes and that an understanding of assessment practice emerges with time.If students understand the nature and purposes of assessment and assessment standards, then they can become more effective learner in their chosen subject. Hence, Assessment Literacy is not about developing strategic students, rather it places the spotlight on supporting student learning.This seminar advocates the need to develop student assessment literacy and looks at practical approaches to doing this. Participants will be invited to consider key stages of the assessment cycle from task design to feedback and examine techniques which they could use to support the development of assessment literacy. Issues of staff time, resources and success factors will be discussed and materials to support staff and students introduced.

Learning Outcomes

Through this seminar participants will be able to:1) Discuss the nature of assessment literacy and why it is important 2) Apply techniques to develop assessment literacy within modules 3) Develop assessment literacy across programmes 4) Develop a new perspective on supporting student learning

Target Audience

Teachers, Programme Leaders, Leaders of Teaching and Learning CentersFormat: Presentation


16th May 2017
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Tom O’Mahony