Work-based Assessment: Getting to Grips with Policies and Practices

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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 ‘Work-based Assessment: Getting to Grips with Policies and Practices’ symposium marks the culmination of a National Forum, and Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) partnership that has led to a series of events throughout 2020 titled ‘Work-based Assessment: Exploring Critical Issues and Sharing Solutions’. The symposium will run from 10am- 3pm on 19 November next.

This event will build on learning from conversations that have taken place during and around the series’ preceding webinars and provide an opportunity to consider actions for sectoral change. It will draw together international and national experts, key resources, case studies and use a series of interactive approaches to interrogate this topic across the range of different work-based learning contexts.

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 (access recording here)

14 October, 2020

12-1pm

Webinar

Work-based Assessment: Exploring the Challenge of Consistency (access recording here)

19 November 2020

10am – 3pm

National Symposium

Work-Based Assessment: Practice and Policies – Actions for Sectoral Change (access recording here)

This national symposium was 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.