Work-based Assessment: Exploring Critical Issues and Sharing Solutions

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Participate and contribute to our learning community space to continue the discussions between events from this series, to debate key issues, share practice and appropriate scholarship.

The National Forum, in partnership with Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), has announced a series of events scheduled throughout 2020 entitled ‘Work-based Assessment: Exploring Critical Issues and Sharing Solutions’.

Participants in the event series will:

  • Discuss work-based assessment of, for and as learning approaches and terminology in the Irish context
  • Debate the assessment challenges and opportunities across the different contexts
  • Explore critical issues for staff and/or student in the current climate
  • Work towards a national understanding of work-based assessments in different contexts
  • Build a learning community to encourage collaboration and networking
  • Identify potential actions for change for enhancing practice and developing enabling policies

The series, including two webinars and one national symposium, will explore critical issues and potential solutions across a range of work-based learning contexts, as follows:

Date Event
17 June, 2020

2-3pm

Webinar

Work-based Assessment: Shared Challenges and Opportunities

14 October, 2020

12-1pm

Webinar

Work-based Assessment: Key Critical Issues – Going Deeper

19 November 2020

10am – 3pm

National Symposium

Work-Based Assessment: Practice and Policies – Actions for Sectoral Change

(This national symposium will be shaped by conversations and input from the preceding webinars.)

The event series will be of interest to those involved in work placement or work-based assessment, including: academic staff, careers officers, students, employers, internship managers, educational developers/technologist and those involved in managing apprenticeships, work experience placements and professional placements.

All participants are encouraged to contribute to a learning community space to continue the discussions between events from this new series to debate key issues, share practice and appropriate scholarship.

This event series builds on the two-year enhancement theme of the National Forum, which ran from 2016 to 2018 with a stream focused specifically on work-based assessment, which resulted in a National Forum Insight dedicated to the topic, available here. QQI’s 2018 Green Paper on Assessment of Learners and Learning and associated consultation event also included a focus on work-based assessment, which will inform the event series.

For more information on this event series, see here.