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April 2019

Pigs might fly? Changing the assessment narrative through Transforming the Experience of Students Through Assessment – TESTA’s programme approach

9th April @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learning Outcomes: Participants will learn how to take a programmatic approach to undersand and change patterns of assessment OF, FOR and AS learning Participants will gain an appreciation of student centred approaches to designing assessment and feedback Participants will be able to deploy TESTA research methods and change theories Participants will know how to integrate learning oriented assessment into curriculum design Participants will gather a wide range of tactics for making feedback more dialogic and personal, and AFL more meaningful

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Assessing threshold Crossing: Another look at a troublesome issue by Dr Julie Rattray, Durham University

10th April

Learning Outcomes To establish a common layer of discernment on the polysemous understanding of assessment To explore self-evaluation of current practises in assessment To explore and measure the common spoon feeding approach to T&L and how that is determining the limits of assessments"

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Accrediting systems of training for postgraduate tutors and lecturers in STEM

12th April @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learning Outcomes: Participants will assimilate knowledge of a best practice UK model of discipline specific structured training for HE staff which is amenable to accreditation Participants will assimilate knowledge of an innovative model of structured training for staff working in Mathematics Learning Support. This model, which is informed by National Forum Professional Development Framework, is amenable to accreditation Participants will explore how to transfer the models presented to discipline specific staff development in their own institutional context Participants will have…

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May 2019

Developing engagement with feedback

8th May

Learning Outcomes: Appraise how explicit assessment criteria can support student self-regulation Identify assessment and feedback practices that reflect a transformative approach Critically reflect on personal approaches to assessment literacy, design and feedback Apply innovations to assessment and feedback design Eventbrite registration will be available soon, in the interim please contact the organiser directly for further information.  

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Programmatic assessment in physiotherapy education; exploring a new approach to student assessment in the clinical workplace

8th May

Learning Outcomes Be able to describe what is meant by programmatic assessment Be able to differentiate between “assessments of learning” and “assessments for learning in their current physiotherapy curricula Critically appraise current methods of assessment used in their physiotherapy education programmes Consider the need for programmatic assessment in current physiotherapy curricula by debating it pros and cons Discuss the feasibility of programmatic assessment in current physiotherapy curricula nationally

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Building towards programme learning outcomes through effective assessment and feedback strategies

9th May

Learning Outcomes: By the end of the workshop participants will be able to: Identify key concepts underpinning programme-focused assessment (PFA) that draw upon key findings/ recommendations from the UK TESTA project www.testa.ac.uk and the DIT’s LEAF Teaching Fellowship LEAF (Leading Enhancement of Assessment & Feedback) to inform curriculum design practice Review their programme assessment strategies with the aim of streamlining approaches to better take account the needs of an increasingly diverse student population and the requirement for staff and students…

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Realigning teaching, learning and assessment: Integrating assessment for learning in challenging times

15th May
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Learning Outcomes: Participants in this seminar will: Reflect upon the relationship between teaching, learning and assessment for learning Consider the challenges of effective management of assessment from an institutional, teacher/lecturer and student perspective Reflect on how assessment design, integration with the curriculum, marking and feedback could best be supported Discuss, share good practice and consider current assessment procedures and how they might be enhanced with different student cohorts/group sizes Have considered some practical/ impactful assessment for learning techniques that they…

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June 2019

The Impact and Experiences of Delivering a Programme using Team – Based Learning (TBL)

4th June @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learning Outcomes: Explain the essential elements of a TBL unit Discuss your experience of TBL as a participant Explain how TBL can be used as a driver for change in the assessment culture in higher education Describe some of the benefits and challenges of using TBL particularly across an academic programme Reflect on how TBL could be used in your own educational programmes

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The CEFR as an aid to learning and assessment for literary and cultural studies in the modern languages: Challenges, opportunities, practices

7th June

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion participants Have a more developed understanding of the implications of the CEFR for the teaching and assessment of literary and cultural content in the modern languages Have had an opportunity to reflect critically on their pedagogical strategies for linking the study of language with that of literary and cultural content Have contributed to the clarification and consolidation of sector-wide practices in this regard across the Irish HE sector, with a focus on identifying current, and evolving,…

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Assessment for learning speech disorders and phonetics for speech and language therapy students in Ireland

17th June

Learning Outcomes: The participants will be able to: Summarise current approaches to assessment and teaching of Speech Disorders and Phonetics and training of perceptual judgement in the Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) programmes in Ireland Critically appraise the different approaches for assessment and teaching of Speech Disorders and Phonetics and training of perceptual judgement in a wide variety of speech disorders, in the shape of a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) Discuss the competencies in phonetics, perceptual judgement, and…

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