The latest Forum Insight published today focuses on our understanding of the various approaches to work-based assessment and includes an overview of assessment terminology, the contexts within which work-based assessment takes place, and some initial suggestions regarding assessment methods, assessors and grading for assessment. Click here to read the Insight.
The publication of this Insight is particularly timely with the National Forum’s Assessment symposium coming up on Tuesday 31 October in Wood Quay, drawing on the expertise in the sector to explore the challenges and enablers of change relating to assessment and feedback. Dr Colm Cunniffe from University of Limerick will present specifically on this Work-based Assessment Insight and his presentation will be followed by discussion on the topic.
International speaker, Professor Tony Harland from University of Otago, New Zealand will present on the ‘Over-assessment and the case for slow scholarship’. Other areas that will be debated and explored include: programme approaches to enable integrative learning; exploration of grading issues; professional development and assessment; development of students as partners in the assessment process and work-based assessment.
Other speakers for the day also include, Dr Terry Maguire, IT Tallaght, Associate Professor, Geraldine O’Neill, National Forum, Dr Roisin Donnelly, National Forum and Oisín Hassan, Vice President for Academic Affairs, USI.
For more information or to register your attendance click here