The National Forum, in partnership with Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI),is running a series of events scheduled throughout 2020 entitled ‘Work-based Assessment: Exploring Critical Issues and Sharing Solutions’. The purpose of this event series is to initiate a national conversation on work-based assessment and share experiences and approaches so that good practice responses can be identified, and challenges explored collaboratively. The series, including two webinars and one national symposium, will explore critical issues and potential solutions across a range of work-based learning contexts.
This event series builds on the 2016-18 Enhancement Theme of the National Forum, focused on Assessment OF/FOR/As Learning, which helped to focus expertise and attention on assessment and feedback, an issue of real interest and importance to teaching and learning in Irish higher education. The enhancement theme involved gathering evidence, building capacity and sharing good practice across the higher education community. A national understanding of Assessment OF/FOR/AS Learning was developed, along with a set of principles to underpin assessment in Irish higher education and supporting resources.